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  • 1. ISTC 201 Laksamee Putnam Research & Instruction LibrarianSlides:

2. First Laksamee Putnam Cook Library Reference: 410.704.2462. IM/emailPhone: 410.704.3746. Twitter: @CookLibraryofTU Albert S. Cook facebook profile! Slides: 3. A quick plug GetWriting Help at Cook! Appointments: Monday Thursday 6-9; Sunday 3-9 Walk-ins: Monday Thursday 7-8; Sunday 5:30-6:30 Image from: 4. Agenda VideoDiscussion Background reading/Internet searching Keywords Evaluating Resources 5. 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? Google Analytics (2012) Google analytics in real life Site search. DuckDuckGo (2012). There are no regular results on Google anymore. New York Times (2013) If a Story Is Viral, Truth May Be Taking a Beating do you evaluate the information you find while researching?Why is it important to support your argument with valid sources? 6. Web Pre-Searching Whystart your search online?Find background informationHelp solidify research topicFind new terminology to use as keywordsFind links and/or citations to other sources 7. Through out the lesson: Fill out this spreadsheet Enteryour name and research topic 8. Improve Google internet and bully Advancedsearching DuckGoogleDuck Gobody image and girls CookLibrarys Guide to the Web 9. Find some websites! Enteryour websites into the online worksheet 10. 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? 11. 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 thehighest?childhood adolescent child* youngobesity United States over weight USA obese North America BMI 12. Create keywords Enteryour keywords into the online worksheet Enter synonyms 13. Search Tip #1 Boolean search connectorsAND OR NOTinternet AND children Combining >1 topicinstruct OR teach Combining synonymous termsWhich is better? 14. Search Tip #2 Usetruncation! Educat*findsEducate Education Educating EducatorEtc 15. Search Tip #3 PhraseSearchingUse quotations to keep a keyword phrase intact (words will be searched in the specific order)Examples: NoChild Left Behind school reform 16. Putting it all together Which age is childhood obesity in the United Statesthe highest? childhood child* adolescent youngobesity over weight BMIUnited States USA North Americachild* OR adolescent OR young ANDobesity OR overweight OR BMI ANDUnited States OR USA OR North America 17. Go back to your keywords InsertAND, OR, NOT Can you truncate any of your words? Can you use phrase searching? 18. Evaluate what you find Goto one of the websites below and analyze it 19. Check for CRAP CurrencyReliability AuthorityPurpose/Pointof View 20. Check for CRAP Currency How recent is the information? Can you locate a date when the resource was written/created/upda ted? Based on your topic, is this current enough? Why might the date matter for your topic? 4193/sizes/m/in/photostream/Guidelines for CRAP provided by the Jean and Alexander Heard Library 21. 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? m/Guidelines for CRAP provided by the Jean and Alexander Heard Library 22. 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 for CRAP provided by the Jean and Alexander Heard Library 23. 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 /m/in/photostream/Guidelines for CRAP provided by the Jean and Alexander Heard Library 24. Analyze your Website Enteryour CRAP analysis on the online worksheet Youneed 3 scholarly web resources for your paper. Take this time to try to find at least one website you can use! 25. Thanks for listening! Next class:Watch 2 more video and prepare for discussion Use your keywords to find books/articles 26. Questions? Feel free to contact me: Laksamee Putnam 410.704.3746. Twitter: @CookLibraryofTUOr any reference librarian: Visit Cook Library Reference Desk 410.704.2462. IM tucookchat