Library 150 Information Literacy & Research Skills

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Library 150 Information Literacy & Research Skills. E. Chisato Uyeki Fall 2006: Week 1 September 22, 2006. Getting Started. Introductions 3x5 cards Review Syllabus Library Services, Mission, & Library Web. Name Major & grade level. Email Telephone Number(s). 3x5 cards. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Library 150 Information Literacy & Research Skills E. Chisato UyekiFall 2006: Week 1 September 22, 2006Getting Started Introductions3x5 cardsReview SyllabusLibrary Services, Mission, & Library Web 3x5 cards NameMajor & grade levelEmailTelephone Number(s) Why you are taking Library 150 and what you hope to learnPLEASE WRITE LEGIBLY 3x5 cards E. Chisato Uyeki (Chisa)MLIS and BA in Womens Studiescuyeki@calstatela.edu323-343-4824Information Literacy skills and knowledge needs and interests of LIBR 150 studentsSupport students in learning and being empowered in information access, retrieval, and evaluationSearching and ResearchingEvolving and dynamic process Often time consumingCan be frustratingGood planning and note taking pays off in the long runFinding what you are looking for:1) Know what it is you are looking for2) Look in the right placeThe Research ProcessRead and understand the assignmentChoose a topic (know what you are looking for)Develop a research statement or questionIdentify the type of information that is neededi.e., statistics, background, analysis, personal storiesUnderstand & identify appropriate resources (knowing where to look)General background info- books, magazines, newspaper articlesAnalysis and Research- scholarly journals and booksFirsthand Accounts and Original Evidence- primary resourcesThe Research Process (more)Choose the right tool to find the resources (Also knowing where to look)Books = CatalogArticles = Databases and bibliographiesNot sure = Ask a librarianDevelop a strong search queryDecide on search terms (including alternate terms) and how to combine Search Evaluate search results Revise search depending upon the resultsLocate the items that you needChoosing TopicsInteresting?Do pre-searching to help decideNot too narrow and not too broadA good match with the assignmentNarrowing a TopicToo broad?Automobiles in America is too broad The role and representation of automobiles in Beat Literature is manageableNarrow your focusTime periodPlacePerson/GroupConcept/Event/AspectResearch Question and KeywordsResearch Question (the topic as a question) and then choose keywords:How did the automobile affect the rapid growth of US metropolises and changes in lifestyle?Research Question and KeywordsResearch Question (the topic as a question) and then choose keywords:How did the automobile affect the rapid growth of US metropolises and changes in lifestyle?Sample research statement or question: How did the automobile affect the rapid growth of US metropolises and changes in lifestyle?Key concepts for sample research statement:AutomobileMetropolises LifestyleRapid growth Helpful alternate terms for the sample key concepts:Automobile, automobiles, car Metropolises, cities, city, suburbs, communitiesLifestyle, mobility, freedom, and luxuryRapid growth, development In Class ExerciseComplete the first 4 stepsAcademic DisciplinesBranches of knowledge which are taught or researched at the college or university level Ways of organizing knowledgeProvide particular perspectivesHave evolved & changed over time Intersections have spurred new fields & interdisciplinary studies Often grouped into Science, Humanities, & Social SciencesCommunicate through the discipline specific scholarly literature, associations and learned societies Major Disciplines Different Disciplines Mean DifferentWays of knowledge creation VocabulariesMethods of information dissemination Information cyclesResearch strategies / sites of investigation Information Cycles How Information Becomes KnowledgeIdeaBackground research Research plan ResearchCommunicate findingsFindings made available (Indexing)Interpretation by othersIn Encyclopedia, textbook, popular materials Disciplinary Perspectives : Automobile HumanitiesVisual Arts -- Product designHistory -- The impact of automobile on changes of lifestylesSocial ScienceCriminal Justice Motor Vehicle Codes Sociology Automobile ownership and resulting social changeScience Physics car making materials Chemistry -- Carbon dioxide in gasHumanities Methods of information disseminationHistorians: letters, newspapers, photos, manuscripts, archives, books, journals articles Research strategies / sites of investigation Libraries, museums, archives Research GoalsAnalysis and interpretation of works or evidence to learn broad truths RetrospectiveCurrent, 20, 100, 2000 Social SciencesMethods of Investigation Varies-experiments, tests, surveys, fieldwork, case studies Research strategies / sites of investigation Libraries, field, lab Research GoalsVaries RetrospectiveCurrent, and some retrospective Natural SciencesMethods of Investigation Varies-experiments, tests, Research strategies / sites of investigation Laboratories, libraries Research GoalsVerifiable data, experimental results RetrospectiveLast 5 years In Class ExerciseComplete final step- disciplinesIt isnt a linear process so you may have to go back but dont feel like you are back tracking- refining and redefining your search is really part of the process.

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