Citing Books with APA and MLA

Sites like EasyBib and CitationMachine have led students to believe that they never need to learn how to cite information on their own, but depending on the internet to cite sources for you is a bad idea. First, you never know when your wi-fi is going to go out;...

What to Do with What You Find

Instructions for Librarians Break students into small groups of 3-5 and give them the handout with instructions. Set the scene by saying, “You did some preliminary research for your paper in the library, and you emailed a bunch of articles from the database to your...

Book Research Scavenger Hunt

Using your knowledge of OPACS, Library of Congress Classification System, and books, as well as deductive reasoning, trial and error, and our in-class discussions, answer the following questions using library resources. Cite your answers using both MLA and APA format....

Navigating News Online

 MAY 9, 2011 BY KENNETH OLMSTEAD, AMY MITCHELL AND TOM ROSENSTIEL Where People Go, How They Get There and What Lures Them Away Overall, the findings suggest that there is not one group of news consumers online but several, each of which behaves differently. These...

Toward an evaluative framework

Things to tell students to look for when they interact with information and information sources:   Authority Source has a record of publishing credible information    Source is a popular press journal that does not cover subjects in-depth   Source has a record of...

Online News and Facebook Feeds

A Facebook newsfeed can be a dangerous place to get your information. Note for instance the coverage of the FBI probe regarding  Hillary Clinton’s email use as Secretary of State.  In a single newsfeed I captured three articles, two of which say she will be indicted...
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