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Information Skills for College. Eng 112 Workshop II Beyond Googling : Specialized Search Engines Melanie Sellar Education Services and Reference Librarian. Session I: Internet information sources Which are free sources Session II: Scholarly information sources

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information skills for college

Information Skills for College

Eng 112 Workshop II

Beyond Googling: Specialized Search Engines

Melanie Sellar

Education Services and Reference Librarian

what will you learn about

Session I:

    • Internet information sources
    • Which are free sources
  • Session II:
    • Scholarly information sources
    • Most are not free, library pays $$
What will you learn about?
slide3

Search

Research

clicking

random

easy

critical (thinking)

purposeful

depth

slide4

Strategies…

Understand and read URLs

Use some advanced search strategies in Google

Begin asking questions about what you read (*today)

Try a specialized, human built search engine (*today)

slide5

Strategies

Read URLs: they provide some context and meaning!

slide6

Strategies

.com (a company, usually based in U.S.)

.edu(colleges and universities in U.S.)

.org (non-profits and charities, typically)

.gov(U.S. government)

.int(international organizations, United Nations)

.ca (Canada!)

.eu(individuals or organizations in the European Union

slide8

Going Deeper

Hasan.

com

Marissa. com

Wikipedia “quantum physics”

Free!

Google,

Bing,

Ask

etc

Ryann

.edu

Not Free!

Specialized Search Engines

Specialty sources

Expert writing

Not in Google, Bing, etc

Information that costs money

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Strategy:

use a specialized search engine

Specialized

Search Engines:

What’s in them?

Articles

Media

Books

Statistics

Reports

News

Magazines

Journal

Encyclopedia

Videos

Art images

Press images

Market research

Investigative reports

*ID117

Numerical descriptions

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Source 2

Source 3

Source 1

Strategy:

ask questions

Source 3

compare these two sources

Source 1:

A Century of Climate and Ecosystem Change in Western Montana

Source 2:

Change Facts and Statisticshttp://climatechange.ws/facts/

After comparing the two, would you use either source in your paper? Why (or why not) and how?

Compare these two sources:
always ask these questions

Who is the author or creator? (credibility)

  • What do you know about the author/creator? (credibility)
  • Who is publishing or sponsoring the site? (credibility)
  • What is the information itself like? (accuracy/depth)
  • When was the information published? (currency)
Always ask these questions:
searching for articles

Searching for Articles

Marymount Library > Find Articles

Newspaper, magazine, and journal articles

for your eng112 assignments

Available through the library:

Academic Search Premier

Proquest Research Library

(Others?...)

For your ENG112 assignments:
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Please Complete

1-2 Minute Quiz/Survey:

http://tiny.cc/av4IL

or

http://bit.ly/bcS12Q

for help with research
For Help With Research

Ask your information coaches – Marymount librarians!

Walk-in Help: all the hours we are openE-mail: library@marymountpv.eduPhone: 310-303-7260IM: mcpvlibrary (AIM, Yahoo!, MSN)

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