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  1. 1. Information Fluency Librarian Everett Library Queens University of Charlotte
  2. 2. <ul><li>Everett Catalog- tells you where to find items in the library. </li></ul><ul><li>Everett Library Catalog </li></ul><ul><li>Books- </li></ul><ul><ul><li>excellent source when searching for extensive information about a topic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>useful for historical information (Ethics in media Communications) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Encyclopedias - </li></ul><ul><ul><li>searching for in-depth background information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Searching for key ideas ( Encyclopedia America ) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Newspapers - </li></ul><ul><ul><li>excellent source for current information about local, national and international topics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>commentaries and editorials </li></ul></ul><ul><li>(Charlotte Observer) </li></ul><ul><li>Magazines- are considered periodicals because they are published periodically during the year like journals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>information about pop culture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>relevant information about current events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(Newsweek ) </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Articles normally written for researchers, scholars and professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Long in-depth articles written by experts that includes reports, case-studies, bibliographies </li></ul><ul><li>Fewer pictures and graphics </li></ul><ul><li>Limited advertisements </li></ul><ul><li>Published periodically (Winter, Fall, Spring , Summer or monthly ) </li></ul><ul><li>Peer Reviewed Journals- articles submitted for publication and judged by an independent panel of experts (scholarly or scientific peers). </li></ul>Newsweek Vibe Magazine Time What’s the Difference? <ul><li>magazines are written for the general public and usually shorter </li></ul><ul><li>more pictures and graphics </li></ul><ul><li>more advertisements </li></ul><ul><li>issued weekly or once monthly </li></ul>Journal of Communications
  4. 4. <ul><li>Internet- through a web browser, (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Firefox) you can search the world wide web. URL indicates who’s hosting the site </li></ul><ul><ul><li>commercial (.com) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.google.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>educational (.edu) www.queens.edu </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>nonprofit (.org) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.unitedwaync.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>governmental (.gov) www.cia.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>military (.mil) www.bragg.army.mil/   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>network (.net). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.windstream.net </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Authorship - verify the author of the web page. Is the author an expert about the subject? Can you identify their credentials or qualifications? Bias / Purpose– identify any bias the author may have. What is the purpose of the site? To sell a product? To inform? Currency- how often is the site updated? (Check for latest update) Sponsorship — who is paying for the site? What group is developing and supporting the site?  
  6. 6. Newspaper Magazine Book Encyclopedia Journal Everett Library’s Catalog Internet 1. The latest football scores 2. A research paper about the communication process 3. Where to find items in the library 4. Historical information about Rome 5. Searching for Pop culture stories Where should I look ?
  7. 7. 1. The Brookings Institute 2. The Central Intelligence Agency 3. Wikipedia 4. Elements of Mass Communication 5. CNET 6. Librarians’ Internet Index Would you cite these sites?

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