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How to Read Academic Journal Aricles
Introductions & the "Information Dating Game"
Why I’m here.
Why you’re here:
NEW MATCHMAKER in the INFO DATING GAME
= SCHOLARLY & CREDIBLE SOURCES
??? Website Resources
Answer this Question:
What kinds of materials are ok and where can you get them?
- ***Seek assistance - CONTACT/VISIT LIBRARIANS***
- all information IS NOT created EQUAL
- Library resources make THE BEST INFORMATION DATES
What's Wrong with Google?
she always gets results
BUT she's indiscriminating
her database = unregulated internet
Search Interfaces - Information Match-Makers
common features of search interfaces
with multiple boxes
check in the box to
find only these
sort by options
type of source
The Research Process: Learn as you Go (in circles)
work in connected circles
results point to the next step
results improve/feed process
unravelling a mystery
collect & use CLUES
Why the Library?
The Information Dating Game
What's wrong with Google?
Who's a better "match-maker"?
Internet vs Library Databases
Internet = UNREGULATED publishing
Criteria for Evaluating Information
Print Resources: Range of Credibility
Types of Print/Information Sources
Subscription Databases from LLCC Library
articles and resources published in print
print publication lends credibility
Library Databases: a "BETTER" source for sources
CSS Library Research Practice Exercise - Homework
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