Information Strategies In Speech Communications MLA
Information Strategies in Speech<br />Phenessa A. Jones, MSLS<br />Campus Director, Learning Resources<br />
OBJECTIVES<br />Today, you will:<br /> Define Information Literacy<br /> Identify steps in Effective Research<br /> Determine questions to think about before evaluating<br /> Review CARS Evaluating Sources Checklist<br /> Primary Vs. Secondary Sources<br /> Edison Online Catalog<br /> Examine arrangement of MLA Works Cited Page<br /> Open Discussion<br />
WHAT IS INFORMATION LITERACY?<br />The ability to find, retrieve, analyze, use, and communicate information.<br />~Association of College & Research Libraries, 2000<br />
STEPS IN EFFECTIVE RESEARCH<br />Step 5: Communicate the information<br /> (Evaluation)<br /> (Synthesis)<br />Step 4: Organize the information <br /> (Synthesis)<br />Step 3: Evaluate the information <br /> (Use of Information)<br />Step 2: Find the information <br /> (Location & Access)<br /> (Information-Seeking Strategies)<br />Step 1: Define the need <br /> (Task Definition)<br />
QUESTIONS TO THINK ABOUT…<br />How will you know if the information is:<br /><ul><li> Correct?
Written by someone who knows the subject?</li></li></ul><li>Que<br />QUESTIONS TO THINK ABOUT…<br />What are the best sources of information to investigate and explore for your answers?<br />Almanacs<br />Magazines<br />Webcast<br />
QUESTIONS TO THINK ABOUT…<br />What online databases(s) will you use to investigate and gather your information?<br />Academic <br />Search Complete<br />AmericaSNewspapers<br />
INFORMATION QUALITY<br />CARS Checklist:<br />Credibility<br />Accuracy<br />Reliability<br />Support<br />
PRIMARY VS. SECONDARY<br />Primary sources are records of events like diaries, poems, court records, interviews, letters or sets of data, such as census statistics.<br />In most cases you will use secondary sources such as books and articles. <br />
PARTS OF AN ONLINE DATABASE CITATION<br />Berger, James D. and Helmut J. Schmidt. “Regulation of Macronuclear<br />DNA Content in Paramecium Tetraurelia.” The Journal of Cell Biology<br />76.1 (1978): 116-126. JSTOR. Web. 20 Nov. 2008.<br /><ul><li>Last Name, First Name. Middle Initial.
Title of Online Periodical, Volume Number (issue number if available. (Date of publication): Page Numbers. Database Name.
Publication Medium. Date of Access.</li></li></ul><li>BOOK SOURCE CITATION<br />Carré, John le. The Tailor of Panama. New <br /> York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996. Print.<br /><ul><li> Author (last name first). First name and middle name initials.
Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitles (italics).
Location (nearest your state): Publisher, Published Year. Medium of Publication.</li></li></ul><li>ANY QUESTIONS???<br />
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