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1 Transitioning to College A Heads Up & A To Do List Dr. Oakleaf Eastwood High School September 2009

2 2-Day Agenda Introduction What College Faculty Say Freshman Students Dont Do – OPACs/Online Catalogs – LC Classification vs. Dewey – Popular vs. Scholarly – Database Searching What to Do Now What to Do in 1 Year from Now

3 Questions What do I need to know about library research to succeed in college? When will I be taught this stuff? When do I really need to know it? What will my professors expect from me?

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5 Learning Targets From the Checklist Know what you dont know Find different formats of information Distinguish between OPACs and online databases Conduct effective searches Interpret search results Find books using LC classification Use reference books in the library Distinguish between popular and scholarly sources Evaluation information using standard evaluation criteria

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12 Dewey vs. Library of Congress Dewey = LC = A-Z

13 Finding Books/Journals on the Shelf

14 Popular vs. Scholarly in Print DIFFERENCES Authority (Citations, Scholarly Credentials vs. Journalist) Content (Primary Research vs. General Info or Opinion) Purpose (Inform vs. Entertain) Audience (Scholars vs. Public) Jargon (Specialized vs. General) Layout (IMRAD vs. Informal) Accountability (Refereed vs. Edited) Graphics (Few Ads vs. Many)

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17 Popular vs. Scholarly Online DIFFERENCES Authority (Citations, Scholarly Credentials vs. Journalist) Content (Primary Research vs. General Info or Opinion) Purpose (Inform vs. Entertain) Audience (Scholars vs. Public) Jargon (Specialized vs. General) Layout (IMRAD vs. Informal) Accountability (Refereed vs. Edited) Graphics (Few Ads vs. Many)

18 Evaluating Other Information Content Currency Authority Accuracy/Reliability Coverage Purpose/Audience Bias/Point of View

19 Transitioning to College A Heads Up & A To Do List Dr. Oakleaf Eastwood High School September 2009

20 Learning Targets From the Checklist Understand library jargon, ex. full text Find different formats of information Distinguish between OPACs and online databases Conduct effective searches Interpret search results Find full text of articles Know who to ask for research help

21 Database Searching INFOhio vs. OhioLINK Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection vs. PsycINFO The other databases…

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29 What To Do Now Use the checklist. Check off what you know. Work with your teacher/librarian to learn the rest!

30 What To Do 1 Year from Now Find the library early. Find the reference desk (physical & virtual). Get to know the reference librarians. Use the reference librarians who are most helpful.

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