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  • How you can help them and how they can find you – leads into the ISEMP introduction
  • This can be amended to reflect a specific assignment they are working towards or that information could be added verbally.
  • Student ID and PIN overview
  • This will depend on the group of students and their assignment
  • We could find out all about this using Wikipedia, right? Perhaps start with Wikipedia – to get them to understand where you’re going with this, say “Wikipedia works for day-to-day questions, but why can’t you use just Wikipedia for all your research needs?” You’re looking for them to understand that a single source, regardless of what it is, is not enough for their research, even if it seems to provide all the answers they need…because it’s providing just one perspective, one author’s viewpoint. Facts may have been excluded or modified. You have to use a variety of sources to ensure you’ve got the best information, and the broadest perspective. List potential sources on the screen or on the board – the ones students suggest and you suggest will depend on the research topic
  • Do a quick search for your question, together. Have students look at the first page of results and see if they intuitively know the best from the worst (this can be just by the names of the links and their domain suffixes, or you could pick one or two (one good, one bad) and present the question openly (“Do you think this website is trustworthy, or not? Why or why not? Think about it and then we’ll discuss it.”). You could also do this with preselected websites which you lead students to with links. After the open discussion, present the CAARS/CRAAP acronym to fill in additional considerations. Could also do this in reverse, using the CAARS evaluation tool up front [depends on timing and audience]
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  • Comm1975 smart start jan2013

    1. 1. Professional Writing Skills for NursesRESEARCH SMART START
    2. 2. I AM . . .TESSA DUECKProgram Liaison for School of Health & Life Sciencestdueck@conestogac.on.ca
    3. 3. TODAY we will…• Locate key sections of the LRC’s website• Discuss the importance of using a variety of types of resources• Discuss evaluating resources to ensure they are of good quality• Perform a basic search of LRC resources, narrow our search and create a list of relevant results• Locate the tools available to assist with organizing citations and using correct style• Format APA references
    4. 4. Off-Campus Access
    5. 5. Today’s Research Topic is….What are the effects of obesity onchildren?Keywords:•obesity•children
    6. 6. Finding A Source to AnswerYour Question• Where do we begin? • Google • Wikipedia • Other suggestions…
    7. 7. Choosing Better Sources• How can you tell trustworthy information (the “better” information) from less-trustworthy information (“worse” information)?
    8. 8. Evaluating SourcesC CurrencyR RelevanceA AuthorityA AccuracyP Purpose
    9. 9. Today We…• Located key sections of the LRC’s website• Discussed the importance of using a variety of types of resources• Discussed evaluating resources to ensure they were of good quality• Performed a basic search of LRC resources, narrowed our search and created a list of relevant results• Located the tools available to assist with organizing citations and using correct style• Formatted APA references
    10. 10. HELP AT THE LIBRARY instant messaging information service email or phone

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