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“Meet the Info Kittehs!” Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Kendall College Library


Who?

  • Elise Brown

  • Reference & Instruction, & Web Librarian

  • Artist, Makeup Artistry, Singer, Dancer, Art Historian

Don’t Make Me “Shush” You!


Let’s Talk About!

  • Library Basics

  • KCAD Catalog

  • MeLCat

  • Information Evaluation

  • Boolean Who? Boolean What?

  • Article Databases

  • All Things Plagiarism

  • Questions?


Library Basics!

  • KCAD Library:

  • Located on the 2nd Floor of Kendall

  • Has 3 Full-Time Librarians

  • 22,000 + Items

  • Books & 125+ Print Magazines, Journals & Newspapers

  • CDs, Book on CD, & DVDs

  • Course Reserves


Library Basics!

  • To Use the KCAD Library:

  • Get Your KCAD / FSU ID Card

  • Come to the Library

  • Link your ID barcode to Library Record

  • WHY?


Library Basics!

  • Borrow materials from the Library

  • Borrow materials through MeLCat

  • 24 / 7 - Off-Campus Access to the:

  • The Library Catalog

  • MeLCat

  • Article Databases


24 / 7 – Access

  • KCAD / FSU ID Card

  • LOGIN:

  • My FSU ID + Password

    OR

  • Name + Barcode + Pin


Ideal for Snow, Sick & Lazy Days!


Library Basics!

  • KCAD Library Catalog


Library Basics!

  • KCAD Library Catalog

  • Books

  • Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Titles

  • CDs, DVDs, Book on CD

  • Course Reserves (Faculty Name)

  • Patron Record


Library Basics!

  • MeLCat is your best friend…


Library Basics!

  • MeLCat is your best friend…

  • Borrow materials from other libraries

  • 380 Libraries State Wide

  • + 44 Million Items

  • Available Items Arrive in 3-5 days

  • 3 Week Checkout (possible renewal)


Information Evaluation!


My professor said I need to use scholarly resources?


3 Levels of Information

  • Popular

  • Scholarly

  • Peer Reviewed


Wait! How can I tell the difference?


Popular

  • Reviewed by an Editor or Editors

  • Written by Journalists / Reporters / Staff Writers

  • Slick, Glossy & Illustrated

  • Entertainment & Advertising

  • Audience = General Public

  • No citations


Scholarly

  • Reviewed by an Editor & Editorial Board

  • Written by Scholars & Experts

  • Lengthy Articles & Essays

  • Subdued in Appearance; Formal Language

  • Very Few Advertisements & Images

  • Research Oriented; Factual Content

  • Audience = Scholars & Experts

  • Citations, Footnotes

  • Bibliographies


What does “peer reviewed” mean?

  • “Peer reviewed” refers to a review process of publication.

  • Specialists and experts submit research and writing for publication. These materials are reviewed by other experts.


Information Evaluation!


I found this great Web source…

http://www.theonion.com/content/index


C. R. A. A. P.


C. R. A. A. P.

C = Current:

  • When was the site/page last updated?

  • When was the material published?

  • Is the information current enough for your topic/subject?


C. R. A. A. P.

R = Relevant:

  • Appropriate for college-level work?

  • Is the information related to your topic?


C. R. A. A. P.

A = Author:

  • Personal, Professional, or Business

  • Business, Company, Organization, Government - For or Non-Profit

  • Author? Credentials? Authority?

  • Publisher?

  • Domain / URL?

    .org, .gov, .mil, .edu, .net, .com


C. R. A. A. P.

A = Accurate:

  • Documentation: Footnotes, Endnotes, Links Verification

  • Does the information match up?

  • Typos, Spelling and/or Grammatical Errors


C. R. A. A. P.

P = Purpose:

  • “ Tone?” - Point of view?

  • Educate, Inform, Factual, Data

  • Sell, Entice, Advertise

  • Persuade, Opinion, Biased

  • Propaganda, Misinformation


How do I sort through this hot mess!?


Boolean Who?

  • Plain and simple, a basic search strategy using connectors

  • AND

  • OR

  • NOT


Boolean - AND

  • Retrieve all the results where both terms appear

  • To narrow or reduce too many search results

  • AND will give you the smallest number of results


Boolean - AND

Section in the middle shows the results of a

search for Cats AND Dogs


Boolean - OR

  • Retrieve all the results where either term appears

  • To expand or increase search results

  • OR will give you the largest number of results


Boolean - OR

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Cats & Dogs


Google & Wikipedia VS. Databases!


Article Databases!

Provides access the contents of

  • Magazines

  • Newspapers

  • Journals

  • Trade Publications


Article Databases!

Contents provided include:

  • Citations

  • Abstracts

  • Full-Text


What is a Citation?

  • Exact details of a published source of information

  • Books, Periodicals, Web pages, Lectures, Interviews, Photographs, Images, Movies, Music, Performances, Letters, Email, etc.


What is an Abstract?

  • A brief description or summary of the content of an article, essay or paper


What does Full-Text mean?

  • Electronic format of an article or essay:

    Read

    Print

    Copy & Paste

    Download & Save

    Email


Other Types of Databases?

  • Images - ARTstor & CAMIO – IMAGES

  • Reference - Encyclopedias & Dictionaries

  • Subject Specific

    Example: Grove Art Online / Oxford Art Online


General OneFile

Multi-Subject Database

+ 100 Million Articles (1980 – 2011)

Art · Business · Computers · Current Events ·

Economics · Education · Entertainment · Environmental Issues ·

Health care · Humanities ·

Law · Literature · News · Politics ·

Sciences · Social Sciences · Sports ·

Technology


LexisNexis Academic

Multi-Subject Database

+ 350 News Sources

+ 300 Magazines & Journals

Business & Legal Sources


Opposing Viewpoints

Multi-Subject Database

+ 14,000 Pro / Con Essays

+ 5000 Topic Overviews

+ 5 million Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles


Avoiding Plagiarism


Avoiding Plagiarism

Plagiarize:

To take and use as one's own (the thoughts,

writings, or inventions of another person);

To copy (literary work or ideas) improperly

or without acknowledgement.


What is a Bibliography?

Bibliography / Works Cited

A list of CITATIONS for the information resources

you used in your paper, presentation, project, etc.

Books, Articles, Web sites, Images, & Other Media:

Email, Interviews, Letters, Movies, Music,

Peformance,Video, etc.


Do I Have to Cite Images?

Absolutely!


How do I “cite” stuff?

MLA – Modern Language Association

Format and Style Guide ~ 2009Edition

OWL – Purdue University

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/


When In Doubt…Ask!


Don’t Delay! Start Today!


Any Questions?


Stuck?! Stumped!? Overwhelmed!?


“The Info Kittehs say…Visit the Library!”


Images & Captions

Kitty images:

http://icanhascheezburger.com/

Kitty Captions: EJB – Yours Truly!


“The Info Kittehs say…Thank You!”


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