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  1. Survivor The Library Series Presented by Jennifer Rudolph and Susan Metcalf Massasoit Community College, Brockton, MA Spring, 2003

  2. 2 Search a database for an article on your topic. Massasoit Library Card 3 Go to the Circulation Desk and get your library card. 1 Search the MCat catalog for a book on your topic. START 5 How to evaluate websites. 4 How to effectively search the Web. 6 How do you cite your sources? SURVIVOR the library series http://www.massasoit.mass.edu/library/library.htm

  3. SURVIVOR the library series A two part series: Part 1 of 2

  4. SURVIVOR the library series 3 questions 1. Where do you look for books? 2. Where do you find articles? 3. Where do you get a library card?

  5. START SURVIVOR the library series http://www.massasoit.mass.edu/library/library.htm

  6. 1 Search the MCat catalog for a book on your topic. START SURVIVOR the library series http://www.massasoit.mass.edu/library/library.htm

  7. Go to Library HomePage http://www.massasoit.mass.edu/library.htm Select MCat Brockton Type in search term, for example: cloning Use drop down arrow, far right, and limit to Massasoit-Brockton Select Everything Hit the Enter key You should get 10 hits Select Full Details for # 5 Your screen should look like this Here is an example of how to cite your source using the MLA citation format if you decide to use this book for a research paper. 1 Search the MCat catalog for a book on your topic. call number Rantala, M.L. and Authur J. Milgram, eds. Cloning. Chicago, Ill.: Open Court, 1999.

  8. 2 Search a database for an article on your topic. 1 Search the MCat catalog for a book on your topic. START SURVIVOR the library series http://www.massasoit.mass.edu/library/library.htm

  9. Go to Library HomePage http://www.massasoit.mass.edu/library.htm Select Databases Select General Reference Center, far right Select Keyword search at far left in blue margin Type in search term, for example: cloning You should get 1233 hits Select Back from browser menu and limit your search by typing the following: human cloning and (ethics or ethical) Also select articles with text and limit by date by typing 2000-2003 Your screen should look like this Select Search You should get 60 hits Scroll down and select “The cloning report” article The screen should look like this Select Print at far left in blue margin Select Print when gray box appears Here is an example of how to cite your source using the MLA citation format if you decide to use this article for a research paper. 2 Search a database for an article on your topic. Lyon, Alissa. “The cloning report: left of Bush but still a ban.” The Hastings Center Report. 32(5) Sept.-Oct., 2002. General Reference Ctr. Gold. InfoTrac. Massasoit Community Coll. Lib., Brockton, MA. 16 Jan. 2003. <http://infotrac.galegroup.com>.

  10. 2 Search a database for an article on your topic. Massasoit Library Card 3 Go to the Circulation Desk and get your library card. 1 Search the MCat catalog for a book on your topic. START SURVIVOR the library series http://www.massasoit.mass.edu/library/library.htm

  11. Massasoit Library Card 3 Go to the Circulation Desk and get your library card. To get credit for this assignment, have someone at the circulation desk STAMP your file folder. Getting a Library Card Assignment No. 3 of 6 Instructions: Fill out the form below and bring it to the circulation desk. NOTE: You will need some form of I.D. to get a library card. • What can you do with a Massasoit library card? • Check out books. • Access databases from home or from anywhere off-campus. • Place a HOLD on a book from another library and get it delivered here for you. • Check your library account to see what you have out or on hold. • Borrow from other libraries in the consortium (27 libraries). Congratulations! You are one step closer to surviving the college experience. You have finished the third of six assignments. SURVIVOR the library series College Experience JMR/SCM Spr 2003

  12. Stamp here 2 Search a database for an article on your topic. Massasoit Library Card 3 Go to the Circulation Desk and get your library card. 1 Search the MCat catalog for a book on your topic. START 5 How to evaluate websites. 4 How to effectively search the Web. 6 How do you cite your sources? SURVIVOR the library series http://www.massasoit.mass.edu/library/library.htm

  13. SURVIVOR the library series End of part one • Next class we will work on Assignments No. 4 – 6 4. How to effectively search the Web 5. How to evaluate websites (you’ll work in pairs) 6. How to cite your sources • Come to the next class with a partner to work with for Assignment No. 5

  14. SURVIVOR the library series A two part series: Part 2 of 2

  15. 2 Search a database for an article on your topic. Massasoit Library Card 3 Go to the Circulation Desk and get your library card. 1 Search the MCat catalog for a book on your topic. START SURVIVOR the library series http://www.massasoit.mass.edu/library/library.htm

  16. 2 Search a database for an article on your topic. Massasoit Library Card 3 Go to the Circulation Desk and get your library card. 1 Search the MCat catalog for a book on your topic. START 4 How to effectively search the Web. SURVIVOR the library series http://www.massasoit.mass.edu/library/library.htm

  17. Go to Library HomePage http://www.massasoit.mass.edu/library.htm Select Search the Internet Select Google Type in the search term cloning. You should get around 1,160,000 hits. To focus more specifically on the topic, try limiting your search by typing: “human cloning” “ethical issues” (use quotation marks) You should around 8,550 hits. To limit your search further, select Advance Search Limit search to the past 3 months and to the domain .edu Select Search. You should get 526 hits. Select the website “Genetic Encores” The page should look like this: Here is an example of how to cite your source using the MLA citation format if you decide to use this article for a research paper. 4 How to effectively search the Web. Wachbroit, Robert. Genetic Encores: The Ethics of Human Cloning. Fall, 1997. 10 Jan. 2003. <http://www.puaf.umb.edu/IPPP/Fall97Report/cloning.htm>.

  18. 2 Search a database for an article on your topic. Massasoit Library Card 3 Go to the Circulation Desk and get your library card. 1 Search the MCat catalog for a book on your topic. START 4 How to effectively search the Web. 5 How to evaluate websites. SURVIVOR the library series http://www.massasoit.mass.edu/library/library.htm

  19. What to look • for in websites: Timeliness Authority 4 How to evaluate websites Accuracy Objectivity • Accuracy • Authority • Timeliness • Objectivity

  20. Accuracy Accuracy Yes No Don’t know Are there quotes? Are there spelling errors? Are any graphs or charts clear and easy to interpret? Are sources cited? Is there a bibliography?

  21. The world is flat Authority Yes No Don’t know Anyone can author a website? Who’s your author? A celestial navigator or… ? Is there an author? Does the author have credentials? Is an organization associated with the website? Is there an “About Us” or “Contact Us” link?

  22. Currency Yes No Don’t know Timeliness Does the page list a creation date? When was the site last updated? Does the information seem to be out-of-date and therefore irrelevant and/or unreliable? Are there links and do they work?

  23. Authority Yes No Don’t know Objectivity Click here to examine this website. Why is this information being provided? What is the domain? (.edu, .gov, .com, .org) Is there advertising? Are they trying to sell you something? Is someone trying to fool you? Is it a bogus website? Might the author have a bias? Does the content seem to be factual or opinion?

  24. 2 Search a database for an article on your topic. Massasoit Library Card 3 Go to the Circulation Desk and get your library card. 1 Search the MCat catalog for a book on your topic. START 5 How to evaluate websites. 4 How to effectively search the Web. 6 How do you cite your sources? SURVIVOR the library series http://www.massasoit.mass.edu/library/library.htm

  25. scholarly articles in print journals Where do you find material for a research paper? scholarly full-text articles from online databases 15% websites that provide accurate information (.edu; .gov; .org) reference books government documents books microfiche/microfilm encyclopedias/dictionaries

  26. Questions The reference librarian. • Who can help me to use the library? A library card. • What do I need first? • Where do I find the books and articles I need for your paper? MCat for books and databases for articles. • When should I search the web for material for your paper? The last resort. Start with books and articles. To save time. • Whydo I need to know this stuff? To reduce frustration. To survive the college experience. • Howdo I proceed?

  27. 2 Search a database for an article on your topic. Massasoit Library Card 3 Go to the Circulation Desk and get your library card. 1 Search the MCat catalog for a book on your topic. START 5 How to evaluate websites. 4 How to effectively search the Web. 6 How do you cite your sources? the research process http://www.massasoit.mass.edu/library/library.htm

  28. Survivor The Library Series Presented by Jennifer Rudolph and Sue Metcalf THE END Massasoit Community College, Brockton, MA Spring, 2003

  29. Bibliography Martinlutherking.org http://www.martinelutherking.org Massasoit Community College Library. http://www.massasoit.mass.edu/library/library.htm Microsoft Office. Design Gallery Live. http://dgl.microsoft.com/