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

  2. Who? • Elise Brown • Reference & Instruction, & Web Librarian • Artist, Makeup Artistry, Singer, Dancer, Art Historian Don’t Make Me “Shush” You!

  3. Let’s Talk About! • Basic Library Stuff • Library Access – KLO – 24/7 Off-Campus Access • Research – What's & Whys? • Evaluating Information • Sources: KCAD Catalog & MeLCat • Sources - Databases • All Things Plagiarism • Questions?

  4. Do I need a KCAD/Ferris ID Card? Absolutely! • Access materials in the Library • 24/7 - Off-Campus Access: Library Catalog, MeLCat, Online Article Databases • New Students – Bring new ID to Library to link barcode

  5. Does the Library have a Web site? http://libkcad.ferris.edu/

  6. How do I access Kendall Library Online? KCAD/FERRIS ID Card – Library Record LOGIN: • My FSU ID + Password

  7. Ideal for Snow, Sick & Lazy Days!

  8. What is in the KCAD Library Collections? + 22,000 Items: • Books • 125 Current Print Journals & Magazines • Bound Back Issues of Print Journals & Magazines • Newspapers - Grand Rapids Press, New York Times, Chicago Reader • Music CDs, Book on CD and DVDs • Course Reserves - Materials put on reserve by KCAD Faculty • 3 Great Full-Time Librarians

  9. My professor said I need to use scholarly resources?

  10. 3 Levels of Information • Popular • Scholarly • Peer Reviewed

  11. Wait! How can I tell the difference?

  12. Popular Stuff • Reviewed by an Editor or Editors • Written by Journalists / Reporters / Staff Writers • Slick, Glossy & Illustrated • Entertainment & Advertising • Audience = General Public • No citations

  13. Scholarly Stuff • 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

  14. What the heck 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.

  15. I found this great Web source… http://www.theonion.com/content/index

  16. Information Evaluation

  17. C.R.A.A.P.

  18. 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?

  19. C.R.A.A.P. R = Relevant: • Appropriate for college-level work? • Is the information related to your topic?

  20. 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

  21. C.R.A.A.P. A = Accurate: • Documentation: Footnotes, Endnotes, Links Verification • Does the information match up? • Typos, Spelling and/or Grammatical Errors

  22. C.R.A.A.P. P = Purpose: • “ Tone?” - Point of view? • Educate, Inform, Factual, Data • Sell, Entice, Advertise • Persuade, Opinion, Biased • Propaganda, Misinformation

  23. How do I find stuff in the KCAD Library? Search the Online Library Catalog

  24. The Online Library Catalog • BOOKS • TITLES of Journals, Magazines, Newspapers • CD’s, DVDs, & other MEDIA • Course Reserves ~ Materials put on reserve by KCAD Faculty. By Faculty LAST NAME! • Access to Your Library Account

  25. Access to Materials not owned KCAD MeLCat is your best friend… • 380 (720) Libraries State Wide • + 44, 000,000 Million Catalog Items • Available Items Arrive in 3-5 days • 3 Week Checkout (possible renewal)

  26. Google & Wikipedia VS. Databases!

  27. The Online Library Catalog • BOOKS • TITLES of Journals, Magazines, Newspapers • CD’s, DVDs, & other MEDIA • Course Reserves ~ Materials put on reserve by KCAD Faculty. By Faculty LAST NAME! • Access to Your Library Account

  28. What is an Article Database? Online Electronic Periodical Index: Provides access the contents of • Magazines • Newspapers • Journals • Trade Publications

  29. What is an Article Database? Contents Provided = • Citations • Abstracts • Full-Text

  30. 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.

  31. What is an Abstract? • A brief description or summary of the content of an article, essay or paper

  32. What does Full-Text mean? • Electronic format of an article or essay: Read Print Copy & Paste Download & Save Email

  33. How do I sort through this hot mess!?

  34. Boolean Who? • Plain and simple, a basic search strategy using connectors • AND • OR • NOT

  35. 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

  36. Boolean - AND Section in the middle shows the results of a search for Cats AND Dogs

  37. 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

  38. Boolean - OR • Cats • Dogs • Cats & Dogs

  39. Article Databases

  40. General OneFile http://library.ferris.edu/cgi-bin/onefile.cgi Multi-Subject Database + 100 Million Articles (1980 – 2011) Art · Business · Computers · Current Events · Economics · Education · Environmental Issues · Health care · Humanities · Law · Literature · Politics · Science · Social Sciences · Sports · Technology

  41. World Cat International catalog of books, journal & magazine titles, media, etc.

  42. Opposing Viewpoints in Context http://library.ferris.edu/cgi-bin/ovrc.cgi Multi-Subject Database + 14,000 Pro / Con Essays + 5000 Topic Overviews + 5 million magazine, journal & news paper articles

  43. Avoiding Plagiarism

  44. 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.

  45. What is a Bibliography? Bibliography / Works Cited A list of information resources Contains citation information: Books, articles, Web sites, images, and other forms of media.

  46. Do I Have to Cite Images? Absolutely!

  47. How do I “cite” stuff? MLA – Modern Language Association Format and Style Guide ~ 2009Edition OWL – Purdue University http://owl.english.purdue.edu/

  48. When In Doubt…Ask!

  49. Don’t Delay! Start Today!

  50. Any Questions?