Today, we will be looking at the essential elements of research:
Annotated Bibliography:
http://www.umuc.edu/library/libhow/bibliography_tutorial.cfm
Let's start with this :

Why the Library? Isn't Google Enough?






RIOT Tutorial

http://voicethread.com/share/4799/

DAY ONE

SELECTING SOURCES There are so many to choose from-- do you know which one is right?


For understanding how to select a non-fiction book, you can take yourself through the demo Hints About Print

Finding facts in what you read is another vital skill in this demo Fact Fragment Frenzy

QUICK Evaluation Checklist OR Flash Tutorial
To practice how to select a website: Check out these possibles to see which one may be best:


To find a book in our library: DESTINY OPAC OR an E-BOOK:
















Databases to Use:
SIRS




Gale Reference
x

ABC-CLIO

Proquest
ProQuest 
Enter your search terms:



DAY TWO

SEARCH STRATEGIES




Web Searching:



Truncation: If you want to broaden search, or if you are not sure of spelling...

Boolean Operators: Use these in Library Databases! (such as Destiny, SIRS, EBSCO, Wilson Web, Proquest)




Nesting



REVIEW THIS!
CLIP How to search

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Try It: Go to the following website to try your search skills:
http://21cif.com/tutorials/challenge/Q2Q/KeywordChallenge.swf