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  • 1. ISTC 201 Laksamee Putnam lputnam@towson.edu Research & Instruction Librarian Slides: http://bit.ly/istc201fall2014

2. First Laksamee Putnam lputnam@towson.edu Cook Library Reference: 410.704.2462. IM/email Phone: 410.704.3746. Twitter: @CookLibraryofTU Albert S. Cook facebook profile! Slides: http://bit.ly/istc201fall2014 3. Agenda Video Discussion Background reading/Internet searching Keywords Evaluating Resources 4. Wikipedia Woes and Google Gaffs What are the pros and cons of so much information being online? What do you do to be sure youre finding credible resources? How do you evaluate the information you find while researching? Why is it important to support your argument with valid sources? New York Times (2013) If a Story Is Viral, Truth May Be Taking a Beating http://nyti.ms/1d7MUUB Prater, E. (2011) Beware online filter bubbles. TED: Ideas worth spreading. http://www.ted.com/talks/eli_pariser_beware_ online_filter_bubbles.html Dickson, E. (2014) I accidentally started a Wikipedia hoax. The Daily Dot. http://www.dailydot.com/lol/amelia-bedelia- wikipedia-hoax/ 5. Web Pre-Searching Why start your search online? Find background information Help solidify research topic Find new terminology to use as keywords Find links and/or citations to other sources 6. Improve Google internet and bully Advanced Google searching Duck Duck Go body image and girls Cook Librarys Guide to the Web 7. Keywords are critical! Sample topic: Which age is childhood obesity in the United States the highest? First, break the question down into concepts: Which age is childhood obesity in the United States the highest? 8. More on keywords Expand your list to include synonyms then add to it once you have done some background reading. Which age is childhood obesity in the United States the highest? childhood obesity United States adolescent over weight USA child* obese North America young BMI 9. Create keywords Write your topic on the worksheet Pass the worksheet to a partner Partners enter key concepts/synonyms Return the worksheet to the original owner 10. Search Tip #1 Boolean search connectors AND OR NOT internet AND children Combining >1 topic instruct OR teach Combining synonymous terms 11. Search Tip #2 Use truncation! Educat* finds Educate Education Educating Educator Etc 12. Search Tip #3 Phrase Searching Use quotations to keep a keyword phrase intact (words will be searched in the specific order) Examples: No Child Left Behind school reform 13. Putting it all together Which age is childhood obesity in the United States the highest? childhood child* adolescent young obesity over weight BMI United States USA North America child* OR adolescent OR young AND obesity OR overweight OR BMI AND United States OR USA OR North America 14. Go back to your keywords Fill in the Search Strategy boxes Insert AND, OR, NOT Can you truncate any of your words? Can you use phrase searching? 15. Evaluate what you find Go to one of the websites below and analyze it http://bit.ly/cosmicweb4 http://bit.ly/cosmicweb6 http://bit.ly/cosmicweb7 16. Currency Reliability Authority Purpose/Point of View Check for CRAP 17. Check for CRAP Currency How recent is the information? Can you locate a date when the resource was written/created/upd ated? Based on your topic, is this current enough? Why might the date matter for your topic? Guidelines for CRAP provided by the Jean and Alexander Heard Library http://www.flickr.com/photos/helloeveryone123/393737 4193/sizes/m/in/photostream/ 18. Check for CRAP Reliability What kind of information is included in the resource? Does the author provide citations & references for quotations & data Where am I accessing this information? Guidelines for CRAP provided by the Jean and Alexander Heard Library http://www.flickr.com/photos/schnappi/5930145952/sizes/l/in/photostrea m/ 19. Check for CRAP Authority Can you determine who the author/creator is? What are their credentials (education, affiliation, experience, etc.)? Who is the publisher or sponsor of the work/site? Is this publisher/sponsor reputable Guidelines for CRAP provided by the Jean and Alexander Heard Library http://rantchick.com/a-doctrine-on-respect/ 20. Check for CRAP Purpose/Point of View Is the content primarily opinion? Is the information balanced or biased? What is the purpose of the information? Is it to inform, teach, sell, entertain or persuade Guidelines for CRAP provided by the Jean and Alexander Heard Library http://www.flickr.com/photos/cogdog/5484085301/sizes /m/in/photostream/ 21. Analyze your Website http://bit.ly/istc201lutherfa14 Find examples of a good and bad website resource Enter your CRAP analysis on the online worksheet You need 3 scholarly web resources for your paper. Take this time to try to find at least one website you can use! 22. Thanks for listening! Provide feedback: http://bit.ly/2014techfeed Next class: Watch 2 more video and prepare for discussion Use your keywords to find books/articles 23. Questions? Feel free to contact me: Laksamee Putnam lputnam@towson.edu 410.704.3746. Twitter: @CookLibraryofTU Or any reference librarian: Visit Cook Library Reference Desk 410.704.2462. IM tucookchat