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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

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Meet the info kittehs everything you ever wanted to know about the kendall college library
“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
Let’s Talk About!

  • Library Basics

  • KCAD Catalog

  • MeLCat

  • Information Evaluation

  • Boolean Who? Boolean What?

  • Article Databases

  • All Things Plagiarism

  • Questions?


Library basics
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 basics1
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 basics2
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
24 / 7 – Access

  • KCAD / FSU ID Card

  • LOGIN:

  • My FSU ID + Password

    OR

  • Name + Barcode + Pin



Library basics3
Library Basics!

  • KCAD Library Catalog


Library basics4
Library Basics!

  • KCAD Library Catalog

  • Books

  • Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Titles

  • CDs, DVDs, Book on CD

  • Course Reserves (Faculty Name)

  • Patron Record


Library basics5
Library Basics!

  • MeLCat is your best friend…


Library basics6
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)




3 levels of information
3 Levels of Information

  • Popular

  • Scholarly

  • Peer Reviewed



Popular
Popular

  • Reviewed by an Editor or Editors

  • Written by Journalists / Reporters / Staff Writers

  • Slick, Glossy & Illustrated

  • Entertainment & Advertising

  • Audience = General Public

  • No citations


Scholarly
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
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.



I found this great web source
I found this great Web source…

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



C r a a p1
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 p2
C. R. A. A. P.

R = Relevant:

  • Appropriate for college-level work?

  • Is the information related to your topic?


C r a a p3
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 p4
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 p5
C. R. A. A. P.

P = Purpose:

  • “ Tone?” - Point of view?

  • Educate, Inform, Factual, Data

  • Sell, Entice, Advertise

  • Persuade, Opinion, Biased

  • Propaganda, Misinformation



Boolean who
Boolean Who?

  • Plain and simple, a basic search strategy using connectors

  • AND

  • OR

  • NOT


Boolean and
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 and1
Boolean - AND

Section in the middle shows the results of a

search for Cats AND Dogs


Boolean or
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 or1
Boolean - OR

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Cats & Dogs



Article databases
Article Databases!

Provides access the contents of

  • Magazines

  • Newspapers

  • Journals

  • Trade Publications


Article databases1
Article Databases!

Contents provided include:

  • Citations

  • Abstracts

  • Full-Text


What is a citation
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
What is an Abstract?

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


What does full text mean
What does Full-Text mean?

  • Electronic format of an article or essay:

    Read

    Print

    Copy & Paste

    Download & Save

    Email


Other types of databases
Other Types of Databases?

  • Images - ARTstor & CAMIO – IMAGES

  • Reference - Encyclopedias & Dictionaries

  • Subject Specific

    Example: Grove Art Online / Oxford Art Online


General onefile
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
LexisNexis Academic

Multi-Subject Database

+ 350 News Sources

+ 300 Magazines & Journals

Business & Legal Sources


Opposing viewpoints
Opposing Viewpoints

Multi-Subject Database

+ 14,000 Pro / Con Essays

+ 5000 Topic Overviews

+ 5 million Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles



Avoiding plagiarism1
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
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.



How do i cite stuff
How do I “cite” stuff?

MLA – Modern Language Association

Format and Style Guide ~ 2009Edition

OWL – Purdue University

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







Images captions
Images & Captions

Kitty images:

http://icanhascheezburger.com/

Kitty Captions: EJB – Yours Truly!



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