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, 2006

  • Getting 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 learn

    PLEASE 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 evaluation

  • Searching and ResearchingEvolving and dynamic process Often time consumingCan be frustratingGood planning and note taking pays off in the long run

    Finding what you are looking for:1) Know what it is you are looking for2) Look in the right place

  • The 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 resources

  • The 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 need

  • Choosing TopicsInteresting?Do pre-searching to help decideNot too narrow and not too broadA good match with the assignment

  • Narrowing 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/Aspect

  • 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?

  • 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 steps

  • Academic 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 gas

  • Humanities 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- disciplines

    It 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.