background preloader

Information Literacy

Facebook Twitter

15 Sites Which Can Assist You. Resources - learningcommons. Here is a list of articles and books about the development of the learning commons. Readers are encouraged to add articles not already listed. VirtualLC. The Virtual Learning Commons: Building a Participatory School learning Community David V. Loertscher, Carol Koechlin, and Esther Rosenfeld. Groups > ILRead. Literature Reviews: An Overview for Graduate Students.

Common Writing Assignments: Writing an Annotated Bibilography. Below are some of the most common forms of annotated bibliographies.

Common Writing Assignments: Writing an Annotated Bibilography

Click on a link to see examples of each. Indicative This form of annotation defines the scope of the source, lists the significant topics included, and tells what the source is about. This type is different from the informative entry in that the informative entry gives actual information about its source. In the indicative entry there is no attempt to give actual data such as hypotheses, proofs, etc. Informative Simply put, this form of annotation is a summary of the source. To write it, begin by writing the thesis; then develop it with the argument or hypothesis, list the proofs, and state the conclusion.

Evaluative In this form of annotation you need to assess the source's strengths and weaknesses. You get to say why the source is interesting or helpful to you, or why it is not. Combination. How to Prepare an Annotated Bibliography. An annotated bibliography is a list of citations to books, articles, and documents.

How to Prepare an Annotated Bibliography

Each citation is followed by a brief (usually about 150 words) descriptive and evaluative paragraph, the annotation. The purpose of the annotation is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the sources cited. Abstracts are the purely descriptive summaries often found at the beginning of scholarly journal articles or in periodical indexes. Annotations are descriptive and critical; they may describe the author's point of view, authority, or clarity and appropriateness of expression. Creating an annotated bibliography calls for the application of a variety of intellectual skills: concise exposition, succinct analysis, and informed library research. First, locate and record citations to books, periodicals, and documents that may contain useful information and ideas on your topic. Cite the book, article, or document using the appropriate style. Waite, L. Waite, Linda J., et al.

Critically Analyzing Information Sources. A.

Critically Analyzing Information Sources

Author What are the author's credentials--institutional affiliation (where he or she works), educational background, past writings, or experience? Is the book or article written on a topic in the author's area of expertise? You can use the various Who's Who publications for the U.S. and other countries and for specific subjects and the biographical information located in the publication itself to help determine the author's affiliation and credentials.Has your instructor mentioned this author? Have you seen the author's name cited in other sources or bibliographies?

Annotated Bibliographies. Summary: This handout provides information about annotated bibliographies in MLA, APA, and CMS.

Annotated Bibliographies S.O.S. for Information Literacy. Mike Eisenberg Vodcast #1—What is Information Literacy? 21st Century Skills. Explore these powerful tools to help reach your goals.

21st Century Skills

The Power of Data: An Introduction to Using Local, State, and National Data to Support School Library Programs - Books / Professional Development - Books for School Librarians - New Products. This title is also available for purchase as an e-book or as a print/e-book bundle. 88 pages 6” x 9”SoftcoverISBN-13: 978-0-8389-8617-2 Year Published: 2012AP Categories: F, H.

The Power of Data: An Introduction to Using Local, State, and National Data to Support School Library Programs - Books / Professional Development - Books for School Librarians - New Products

Literature Review Searching in Education. There are three places to search for peer-reviewed articles: GALILEO, Google Scholar and Open Access Journal sites.

Literature Review Searching in Education

Here are the details: GALILEO Databases: The UGA library subscribes to over 400 research databases in GALILEO; some are multidisciplinary, others are discipline-specific. To see which ones are best for education research, consult our online subject guides for K-16 or Adult Education research. You'll also find links to guides for other fields of study related to Education. If you're still unsure, don't hesitate to ask for help via any of the options on the left side of this screen. Google Scholar: Google Scholar is a subset of Google that searches only scholarly journals and books. GS strengths: A strong search engine that can search the full text of books and articles, including open access journals (see below).GS weaknesses: Since it doesn't provide a list of the journals it covers, there is no way to know how comprehensive it is. University of Georgia: Reintroducing students to Research. Reintroducing Students to Good Research Barbara Fister Lake Forest College November 7, 2001 I’m very pleased to be here today for a campus-wide conversation about something central to liberal learning.

Reintroducing students to Research

Lately it has acquired the label “information literacy,” a phrase I’m not particularly fond of for a two reasons: the words “information” and “literacy.” Literacy 2.0:Plagiarism in the Internet Age. The Journal of Academic Librarianship - Academic Original Sin: Plagiarism, the Internet, and Librarians. Plagiarism Resources. Project Information Literacy: A large-scale study about early adults and their research habits. Free reference manager and PDF organizer. Messages.

Re-Envisioning Existing Research Projects. School Library Monthly/Volume XXVI, Number 1/September 2009 Nudging toward Inquiry: Re-Envisioning Existing Research Projects by Kristin Fontichiaro Kristin Fontichiaro is a school librarian and staff development facilitator for the Birmingham (Michigan) Public Schools and an Adjunct Lecturer in the University of Michigan School of Information.

Re-Envisioning Existing Research Projects

Her most recent books are 21st-Century Learning in School Libraries (LU, 2009), Story Starters and Science Notebooking: Developing Student Thinking through Literacy and Inquiry, co-authored by Sandy Buczynski (Teacher Ideas Press, 2009), and Podcasting at School (Libraries Unlimited, 2008). She blogs for SLM at and can be reached at