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Dazed, Amazed, & Googled. Information Literacy & YOU!. I nformation C ommunication T echnology. Literacy. Ability to identify what information is needed Understand how the information is organized Identify the best sources of information for a given need

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Dazed amazed googled

Dazed, Amazed, & Googled

Information Literacy & YOU!


Information CommunicationTechnology

Literacy

  • Ability to identify what information is needed

  • Understand how the information is organized

  • Identify the bestsourcesof information for a given need

  • Locate those sources

  • Evaluate the sources critically

  • Share that information.

    It is the knowledge of commonly used research techniques


Why is information literacy important
WHY IS INFORMATION LITERACY IMPORTANT?

The amount of information available is going to keep increasing. The types of technology used to access, manipulate, and create information will continue to expand.

  • Not all information is created equal

  • Some is

    • Authoritative

    • Current

    • Reliable

  • Some is

    • Biased

    • Out of date

    • Misleading

    • False


How are information literacy skills used
HOW ARE INFORMATION LITERACY SKILLS USED?

  • Academic purposes

    • Research papers

    • Group presentations

  • Employment

    • Ability to find and evaluate

    • Use and share information

  • Consumer decisions

    • Which smart phone or car

  • Citizenship

    • Understanding issues and voting.


What you need and how to get it
What You Need and How to Get It

HOW? Access from any computer with Internet capabilities

  • To see what the library has in their collection

  • To access remotely as much information as possible

  • Full Text of magazines, newspapers, reference books

  • To Save Time



Evaluating web sites1

Click on each for examples

Focus On:

Authority

Coverage

Currency

Accuracy

Objectivity

Evaluating Web Sites

  • Anyone can publish on the Web

  • It is “unfiltered”

  • Internet sources are much more fluid- the information they provide can change in an instant

  • Content not evaluated before posting




Keyword search screen boo lean searching
KEYWORD SEARCH SCREENBOOLEAN SEARCHING

  • AND

    • COMBINES SEARCH TERMS FOR ALL

    • Cyberbullying ANDTeens

  • OR

    • COMBINES SEARCH TERMS FOR AT LEAST ONE

      • CyberbullyingORharassment

    • NOT

      • EXCLUDES TERMS

        • Cyberbullying NOTAdults


    Full text databases
    Full Text Databases

    • EBSCOclick on the hyperlink for access. Enter User Name: vmhs Password: bronco

      • Articles from periodicals

        • Newspapers - 200 United States and International

          • New York Times

          • Wall Street Journal

        • Magazines – 2000 magazines

          • Time

          • Newsweek

        • Scholarly Journals – over 3000 journals

          • Oxford University Press

          • Cambridge University Press


    Finding information in ebsco
    Finding Information in EBSCO

    • Basic Search: 2010 Economic Crisis

    • Compare with a Google search:

    • 2010 Economic Crisis

    • ??????Apart from the number of results,differencesbetween EBSCO & Google?


    Comparison
    COMPARISON

    • EBSCO & Google - Virtual Library vs. Web Sites

    • Wikipedia

    • the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit.

    • Look at the Disclaimerat the bottom of every page!

    • 1,413,387 articles in English

    • Who is responsible for the articles on Wikipedia?

      • You are! Actually, you can even edit this very FAQ! As there are more than 2.34 million (2,340,000) other Wikipedians, this is a collaborative effort. Thousands of people have contributed information to different parts of this project, and anyone can do so, including you. All you need is to know how to edit a page, and have some encyclopedic knowledge you want to share. The encyclopedia provides users with a certain amount of freedom.


    Books online
    Books Online

    • Specialized Reference Books

    • Opposing Viewpoints Series

    • Complete or “Full Text”


    E books click on hyperlink for access enter password bronco
    E-Booksclick on hyperlink for accessEnter password: bronco

    • Quality Reference Books Online – accessible to unlimited number of students at one time

      • Arts and Humanities Through the Eras, Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion, History Behind the Headlines, St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, and Science and Its Times: Understanding the Social Significance of Scientific Discovery, Encyclopedia of Religion, Encyclopedia of World Biography, American Decades, American Decade Primary Sources, Dictionary of American History, Encyclopedia of Food and Culture, Major 21st Century Writers, Countries and their Cultures, Gale Encyclopedia of Science and Encyclopedia of Bioethics


    Destiny quest the library catalog
    Destiny Quest – The Library Catalog

    Search for Books, Web Sites (already critically evaluated for accuracy, content, currency, objectivity), Internet Libraries, and online databases. EBSCO, Gale Opposing ViewPoints, Gale Virtual Reference Library, Encyclopedia Britannica, and more!


    Your information gateway
    Your Information Gateway

    VMHS Library Web Page


    Acknowledgements
    Acknowledgements

    • "Selection Criteria." ALA | Home - American Library Association. Web. 17 Aug. 2010. <http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/greatwebsites/greatwebsitesforkids/greatwebsites.cfm>.

    • "Finding Information on the Internet: Table of Contents." The Library-University of California, Berkeley. Web. 18 Aug. 2010. <http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/FindInfo.html>.