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Plagiarism--A Student's Guide to Avoiding It
Shows students the different types of plagiarism.
Information Literacy and Writing Assessment Project
Could be used to show faculty how to plan a writing assessment project.
Evaluate Internet Sites 101!
Evaluating web sites.
Great tool for improving reading skills for K-12 teachers.
Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education
Information literacy standards for higher education were developed by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Standards Committee of the American Library Association (ALA).
Creating Effective Research Assignments.
A great site for showing faculty how design good library research assignments.
Flow of Information
Use in general orientation.
Good bibliography making tool.
Sources and Citations at Dartmouth College
Good for citation help.
Good info on critical thinking and internet sites. Explains plagiarism and different types of sources.
The Information Cycle
Good to use with ESL classes about the story of the way events unfold in the news, through the use of different types of media.
What is Plagiarism (Paul Robeson Library)
Use this in general orientation classes.
Workshop on the Information Search Process for Research (WISPR)
Shows the entire process of conducting research using critical thinking along the way. From selecting the topic to closing the search.
Using Call Numbers
Great site for understatnding LC call numbers. Has assignment.
Citing Your Sources: APA and MLA Citation Styles
Use in Comp 1 orientations.
Using Journal Databases
Use in developmental writing orientations.
College Level Research
Good tutorial explaining why library databases are better than Google for scholarly research.
Doing Research: An Introduction to the Concepts of Online Searching
Great for teaching online searching skills. Has quizzes.
RES 500 OL - Research Strategies
Good for Learning Strategies orientations.
WebQuests teach students how to effectively use the Internet for research.
Research and Documentation Online
A source for finding information in the Humanities, Social Sciences, History, and Sciences. Commercial.
Thinkfinity Education Consortium
Good for teaching critical thinking skills. Includes lesson plans.
LIB 740--TekMom's Resources for Students and Teachers
Contains good basic information about computer search engines and technology words are defined.
PLUTO (Pacific Library User Tutorial Online)
Good outline on the steps to finding information for a research paper.
LIB 740- Texas Information Literacy Tutorial
Good for basic library orientations.
LIB 740: Information Literacy Game
Good for reinforcing information literacy skills.
Library Tutorials for Argument Essay Research
Argument essay research tutorials.
Scholarly vs. Popular Periodicals
Good explanation of peer-reviewed journal articles.
English comp classes
Choosing a Database
Useful for general orientations.
Beyond the Walls of Your Library: How to Find Books and More
Good explanation of what ILL is.
MLA Citation Puzzle: Putting the Puzzle Together
Good for Eng. 1010 and ESL classes.
Inflite: Using the Web, Module 4
Explains the visible and invisible web.
LIB 740- Choosing the right search engine
Learning strategies and English classes.
For English comp classes.
What Makes a Journal Scholarly?
Wikipedia: Beneath the Surface
Good for general orientations. What a Wiki is, and why library databases are better for scholarly research.
Choosing the Proper Resources: Info Research 101 Tutorial
Eng comp. classes
American University Librarys Information Literacy Tutorial
Use for teaching the research method and critical thinking skills.
OLLIE: Online Library Instruction Experience
Good for online classes.
Annotations and Abstracts
English comp. classes.
Use for teaching basic research skills in English Comp.
For teaching citations
Seeking Information: Web vs. Library Databases
For teaching basic search techniques.
What is a Library Database?
Use for the College Success course.
The Information Literacy Game
A game that teaches information literacy.
How to reference
Good for teaching APA citations.
Internet Searching Tips
Game that teaches how to find good quality sources.
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