Developing research skills in the web age

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Published on February 14, 2014

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Lindsay Warwick

Developing research skills in the web age LINDSAY WARWICK http://www.macmillanskillful.com http://tinyurl.com/ogzqvaf

What is it? Where does it live? Why is it endangered? How big is it? How does it survive in a forest environment?

Information literacy “Information literacy is knowing when and why you need information, where to find it, and how to evaluate, use and communicate it in an ethical manner.” Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals

Why is information literacy important? Epipheo.tv “What the Internet is doing to our brains” (YouTube)

from BLAUGH.com

Sourcing information

Site comparison: Analyse top three results Ease of use Quality of results Timeliness of results

To wiki or not to wiki?

You want to know... ...where the aye aye lives. ...in which direction water drains in the northern and southern hemisphere? ...the positive and negative effects of slum tourism. ...how education can overcome overpopulation and overconsumption. ...ways to treat a migraine.

Evaluating online sources Be critical!

Truth or myth? Water drains in a different direction in the northern and southern hemisphere. The Great Wall of China is the only man-made object to be seen from space. Body heat disappears mostly through the head. Eating carrots helps your eyesight. Women say 13,000 more words a day than men.

What the Internet says “...draining water swirls clockwise in the north and anti-clockwise in the south.” uk.answers.yahoo.com “It is based on a scientific principle known as the Coriolis Effect.” livescience.com

Bookmarking

Evaluating information Currency Reliability Validity Relevance

Skillful Reading & Writing 4, Boyle & Warwick, Macmillan 2014

funlexia.com

Is it ethical? • A student includes a quote with no source. • A student copies a diagram and sources it. • A student uses part of a previously written essay to form a new essay for a new course. • A student includes a well-known fact without a source. • A student sources an idea but puts it into her own words. • A student asks a friend to write part of an essay for them.

Avoiding plagiarism http://library.camden.rutgers.edu

Skillful Reading & Writing 4, Boyle & Warwick, Macmillan 2014

Cartoon by Google blogscoped

Useful resources http://tinyurl.com/ogzqvaf http://www.macmillanskillful.com Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) Cardiff University Information Literacy Resource Bank (ILRB) Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP)

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