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  1. Introductory Information Literacy Skills Lecture One: Introduction to the Research Process Sharon Rankin

  2. Lecture One: Outline • Introduction • Review of Course Outline • Using Moodle • Connecting to the wireless network • Defining Information Literacy • The Research Process - overview • Concordia Libraries • LC call numbers – shelf marks

  3. Objective • Become more information literate

  4. Objective • Learn about a variety of information sources http://www.lib.vt.edu/help/research/info-sources.html

  5. Objective • Understand the research process http://biblio.laurentian.ca/research/pages/choosing-topic-1

  6. Objective • Learn how to use information sources to information about your topic

  7. Objective • Learn how to search more effectively

  8. Objective • Learn how to evaluate sources based on established criteria

  9. Objective • Strategies for organizing the information you have selected as relevant

  10. Objective • Organize sources into a bibliography

  11. Objective • Prepare an outline of your research paper, using a writing style appropriate to academic writing

  12. Course Outline (Syllabus) • Objectives • Evaluation (Grades) • Assignment • Mid-term • Research paper • Class participation • Communicating with me • Office Hours • Course text • Lecture slides

  13. Course Outline (Syllabus) • Weekly schedule • Due dates • Assignment • Mid-term - in class • Research paper • Academic integrity • Plagiarism

  14. Moodle • Web course software • Uses: • to submit assignments • to email me • copies of lecture slides • Interesting links • How to connect • Netname and password • MyConcordia portal

  15. Connecting to the Internet • From Home • http://library.concordia.ca/research/databases/anydomain.html • VPN: http://www.concordia.ca/iits/services/vpn/ • Finding computers on campus • CU labs http://iits.concordia.ca/services/labs_equipment/index.shtml • Wireless laptops – Library loan • http://library.concordia.ca/services/computers/laptops

  16. Information Literacy Defined The set of abilities requiring individuals to "recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.” (American Library Association) • Considered essential lifelong learning skills. • http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/informationliteracycompetency

  17. Information Literacy Defined “Information literate people will demonstrate an awareness of how they gather, use, manage, synthesise and create information and data in an ethical manner and will have the information skills to do so effectively.” • http://www.informationliteracy.org.uk/information-literacy-definitions/

  18. Concordia Libraries • Webster and Vanier • First Floor: Circulation, Reference, Gov. Docs, Workstations • Second Floor: Periodicals and Media Centre (non-print) • Third floor: Stacks

  19. Library of Congress Classification System A General Works B Philosophy, Religion C History D History, Topography (except America) E America (general), United States (general) F United States (local), America (except the United States) G Geography, Anthropology H Social Sciences (general), Statistics, Economics, Sociology J Political Science K Law L Education M Music N Fine Arts P Language and Literature Q Science R Medicine S Agriculture T Technology U Military Science V Naval Science Z Bibliography, Library Science 21 main divisions

  20. LC Call Numbers Main categories are subdivided by a second capital letter: L Education LA History of Education LB Theory and Practice of Education LC Special Aspects of Education LD Individual Institutions-US LE Individual Institutions-America (except US) LF Individual Institutions-Europe LG Individual Institutions-Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Is. LH College and school magazines and papers LJ Student Fraternities and Societies LT Textbooks

  21. LC Call Numbers • Further subdivided by numbers 1 to 9999 to which decimals may be added. Some subdivisions for LC are the following: 65-245 Social aspects of education 68-70 Demographic aspects 71-120.4 Education and the state 129-139 Compulsory education 149-161 Literacy 251-951 Moral and religious education

  22. LC Call Numbers • Cutter numbers are then assigned: LC149.7 G63 G63(Author’s name starts with a G)

  23. LC Call Numbers

  24. Scattering of Books Books about Information Literacy may be found in several different classes: LB1028 Theory & practice of education- Teaching LC149 Social aspects of education-Literacy P96 Communication-Mass media TK5105 Telecommunication Z 711.2 Library Science. Public services ZA3075 Information resources

  25. Quote from Confucius “I hear and I forget, I see and I believe, I do and I understand.” Where does this come from?

  26. The research process http://biblio.laurentian.ca/research/pages/choosing-topic-1

  27. Steps • Select a topic • Develop a preliminary thesis • Conduct a literature search • Create a working bibliography • Evaluate selected sources • Write a final thesis • Prepare a paper & bibliography http://biblio.laurentian.ca/research/pages/choosing-topic-1

  28. Questions

  29. Review • Overview of library organization • LC Call numbers • To Do’s • Test your wireless connection • Connect to Moodle to display course info • Explore the Library web site • Consult the course textbook for next week’s readings • Next week • Step 1 – Selecting a topic