Databases and journal articles All of these are linked from the course library guide: Google Scholar Summon iPortal (Indigenous Studies Portal) Bibliography of Native North Americans
Points for hands-on and live demos 1. Demonstrate a search 2. What types of things are you finding? 3. Does the database have a subject focus? 4. Are there descriptions/abstracts of search results? 5. Can you see links to full text? 6. Do you think the results are relevant? 7. What do you like about this search engine? 8. What don’t you like about this search engine? 9. Would you use it for your own research?
Evaluating sources: the CRAAP test* Currency: Is it up-to-date? Relevance [after next slide] Authority: Who wrote it? [next slide] Accuracy: Can you verify it? Purpose: Why was it written? Bias? *see link to video tutorial on library course page
Authority (for this particular topic) Deborah McGregor Gregory Cajete Vine Deloria Leroy Little Bear Jim Dumont Winona LaDuke Joe Couture Marlete Brant Castellano Marie Battiste James Sa’ke’j Youngblood Henderson Linda Smith Graham Smith
Relevance Where (i.e. in what journal) was it published? (How) Does it relate to your topic? Read book table of contents Read article abstract/description Skim the article
How to read/skim an article 1. Abstract (menu) 2. Intro 3. Conclusion 4. Middle image source: http://www.drivinganddining.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/0_61_hamburger1.jpg