“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
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)
3 Levels of Information • Popular • Scholarly • Peer Reviewed
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.
I found this great Web source… http://www.theonion.com/content/index
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
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
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 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/