Information_Literacy_Fall_2010-Ronald Scrimo

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Information Literacy Tutorials, 5 points Search Engines section, 5 points Date Due: October 26, 2010 CGS 1100--INFORMATION LITERACY ASSIGNMENTS Information literacy is knowing how to find information, how to evaluate it, and how to use it effectively. Go to www.spcollege.edu/central/viewlets and click on the yellow folder that says “Click here to view the information literacy tutorials.” The tutorials are fairly short. Start with the F.I.N.D.S. Overview Video to become familiar with each topic. Click on the close (X) button after each tutorial is finished to return to the home page. 1. F.I.N.D.S. Research Model – List two examples for each of the F.I.N.D.S. model steps. (optional) (Note: this tutorial can be found at www.spcollege.edu/central/libonline Then under the left-column heading “I Need to Find,” click on Subject Guides. Under the middle column, click on F.I.N.D.S. Focus: Investigate: Note: Develop: Score: What three ways can you contact a librarian through “Ask a Librarian”? 2. Library Orientation Video (optional) 3. Searching the Library Catalog (Required--has audio and you need speakers. (Note: type your answers in red, if you know how to change the font color.) To request an item you must enter the Borrower Id and PIN number. The Borrower Id is: Your Student ID #. The PIN number is: The last four digit of your SSN. You can Limit Search by (list three): College, Format, Language, or Year. 4. Searching a Periodical Database (Required—has audio and you need speakers.) Which two methods are used to access the SPC databases: Password or to select student ID w/ last 4 of social as PW. What is the Academic Search Premier: A full text resource containing information from a wide range of academic areas. 5. Various Database Tutorials (optional) 6. Using a Search Engine (Items 6-12 are required and do not have audio) List two Simple Search Engines: Google and Bing. List two Subject Directories: LookSmart and BigEye. List two Multiple Search Engines: AskJeeves and The Big Hub. 7. Using a Subject Directory What is a subject directory? Subject engines organize websites in a hierarchical order, starting with a broad subject work category and working down to a narrow subject. How are subject directories arranged? In a list of broad subjects that narrow into more specific topics on that subject. The end result is a list of websites on a very specific topic.
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CGS 1100 Page 2 8. Evaluating Websites – explain the following terms as they relate to evaluating websites: Authority: The overall credentials of the website. Verified by checking the sites domain extension (Ex: .edu) Accuracy: The author’s credentials who wrote the given information are usually listed at the bottom of the website. A tilde (~) in the URL may also indicate the site was published by an individual.
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