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By desire, not default: information literacy best practice | JISC RSC Wales Blog

By desire, not default: information literacy best practice | JISC RSC Wales Blog | Librarians Teaching Information Literacy | Scoop.it

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, September 10, 2013 1:49 AM

Interesting read, information literacy is very important even in the digital world. 

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How the Semantic Web Changes Everything for Search

How the Semantic Web Changes Everything for Search | Librarians Teaching Information Literacy | Scoop.it

The semantic web will present numerous challenges for search marketers, but by acting now you can soften the impact and actually take advantage of the opportunity it presents.

 

Here's how to work now to prepare for that eventual shift.

 

Read More: http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2285277/How-the-Semantic-Web-Changes-Everything-for-Search


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Michael Ehline's comment, August 5, 2013 1:36 AM
It sure does and this is what our lawyers teach over at www.circleoflegaltrust.com
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LibGuides at Springfield Township High School

LibGuides at Springfield Township High School | Librarians Teaching Information Literacy | Scoop.it

Research assistance, subject guides, and useful resources compiled by your friendly librarians.

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Pathfinders listing resources on many subjects for high school students.  Renowned library media specialist Joyce Valenza and her fellow librarians have collected some great resources.

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Primary Sources in the Classroom

Primary Sources in the Classroom | Librarians Teaching Information Literacy | Scoop.it

Using primary and secondary source materials in the classroom.

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Copyright in a Copy Paste World

Copyright in a Copy Paste World | Librarians Teaching Information Literacy | Scoop.it
A website dedicated to informing secondary students and their teachers of copyright law, plagiarism policies, and caveats in order to uphold literary integrity and digital ethics through a compilation of various media.

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Developed by the New York State Library.

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Kris McGlaun's curator insight, May 21, 2013 9:30 AM

Cool website.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 12, 2013 5:51 AM

A good site for plagiarism and copyright resources.

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Historical Primary Sources | UC Berkeley

Historical Primary Sources | UC Berkeley | Librarians Teaching Information Literacy | Scoop.it
A guide to finding primary sources in history at the UC Berkeley Libraries
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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Teacher-Librarians

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Teacher-Librarians | Librarians Teaching Information Literacy | Scoop.it

Here's a megalist for my fellow media specialists/teacher-librarians. It's taken a while to gather all the information and I will continue to add to this page. Currently there are close to 185 sites listed. There is SO MUCH information out there!

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21cif Action Zone Search Challenges

21cif Action Zone Search Challenges | Librarians Teaching Information Literacy | Scoop.it
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Five online games that challenge learners to master their information literacy skills.

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Pixabay - Public Domain Images

Pixabay - Public Domain Images | Librarians Teaching Information Literacy | Scoop.it

Find free quality public domain pictures 


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Sharilee Swaity's curator insight, May 4, 2013 8:54 PM

Awesome place for free photos to use for your articles! 

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Website Evaluation: Internet Detective and 11 Other Resources

Website Evaluation: Internet Detective and 11 Other Resources | Librarians Teaching Information Literacy | Scoop.it

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Before using an online resource, be sure the information is accurate, current, and provided by a reputable source.  Use these tutorials to improve evaluation skills.

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, April 12, 2013 1:02 PM

More great sites to teach website evaluation.

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Google Image Search Tutorial

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Learn how to use Google's Image Search to find images with different usage restrictions.  Images require citation of your source, too, just like text.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 30, 2013 3:25 PM

Nice to have an on demand tutorial for Google Image Search.  There are a lot of poweful aspects to the system.  Check out the Creative Commons filters! 

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guided inquiry community

On these pages, we present a body of practical scaffolds and supports for teachers and teacher librarians interested in Guided Inquiry.

 

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Christine Bushong's curator insight, April 11, 2013 10:40 AM

Detailed resources for teaching information literacy using the Guided Inquiry Design Process.  The 8 steps of the process are explained, and sample lesson plan examples are presented.

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First Aid Kit

Use the contents of this Kit when you need help understanding an information fluency method. Choose from the Topics below.

Contents of this Kit
Browsing
Homing in on information by persistently selecting better keywordsQuerying a Database
Using keywords effectively to clarify your research question across multiple databasesTruncation
Navigating by manipulating URLsPage Information
Investigating page freshness, meta tags and moreDeep Web Querying
Investigating domain ownership using specialized databasesLink Operator
Investigating references that link to Web pagesBias Detection
Analyzing the perspectives of an authorFact-Checking
Using search engines to evaluate the credibility of informationSearch Strategies
Applying appropriate techniques to solve search and evaluation problemsRed Flags
Diagnosing the signs that suggest information cannot be trustedVideo Index
Nurse Sandie, Enrique, Felicity, Tetsuo and Doc examine information fluency
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6 Free Online Resources for Primary Source Documents

6 Free Online Resources for Primary Source Documents | Librarians Teaching Information Literacy | Scoop.it
The Common Core Learning Standards describe the importance of teaching students how to comprehend informational text. They are asked to read closely, make inferences, cite evidence, analyze arguments

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, September 18, 2013 10:09 PM

Be your social studies teachers' hero.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 19, 2013 4:39 AM

A great resource for Global history and a good archive for primary sources.

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instaGrok | A new way to learn

instaGrok | A new way to learn | Librarians Teaching Information Literacy | Scoop.it

Research a topic with an interactive map

Customize it with facts, links, and videos

Share it to show what you’ve learned

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This is a different way for students to do research with search results that include facts, visuals, a glossary, website links, media, and even quizzes.  Collect what you find in your Journal and keep track of where you've been in History.  Much more student-centered than a simple Google search, this is worth exploring.  Teacher accounts $35/yr allow viewing student work.

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Mashpedia

Mashpedia | Librarians Teaching Information Literacy | Scoop.it
Mashpedia is a web encyclopedia that aggregates content from different sources and fosters social participation around specific topics. Mashpedia fetches contents from different online sources in real-time, and aggregates everything in a user-friendly interface, presenting an organized outlook for every topic that includes: Information from Wikipedia, recent news, books, videos, images, social answers, twitter messages and related Facebook pages - all related to the topic in question.
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Using this requires students to qualify their sources critically, but if they master those skills, this could be very helpful for research.

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librarywork

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There is a myriad of resources here for media specialists, collected by the librarian of St. Joseph School: authors, books, history of books, fiction v nonfiction, call numbers, book care, library catalog, Dewey decimal system, dictionaries, interactive activities, dictionary use, Internet use and history, reference sources, research skills, reading, genres, words and word games, thesaurus usage, using maps and more.

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National Archives and Records Administration

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The online collection of resources from the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration.  Includes Teacher Resources, and Veterans' Service Records.

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Repositories of Primary Sources

A listing of
websites describing holdings of manuscripts, archives, rare books,
historical photographs, and other primary sources for the research scholar.
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Wizard Tool for Searching

Wizard Tool for Searching | Librarians Teaching Information Literacy | Scoop.it

This tool is built on Google's Advanced Search and conducts a Google search with the keywords that you fill in for each field. As you type, WATCH as the Wizard builds your query in the search box above. Then click Search. Evaluate the results and revise your keywords to get the best results for your topic!


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Think of this as Google Training Wheels!  This advanced search help page will guide you though the hidden search features of Google. Click the question mark for context sensitive help and tips.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 26, 2013 7:43 PM

Think of this as Google Training Wheels!  This advanced search help page will guide you though the hidden search features of Google. Click the question mark for context sensitive help and tips.

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Europeana - Homepage

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Europeana - Homepage

 

Europeana, Europe's digital library, museum and archive, belongs to the public and must represent the public interest.

The Public Domain is the material from which society derives knowledge and fashions new cultural works.

Having a healthy and thriving Public Domain is essential to the social and economic well-being of society.

Digitisation of Public Domain content does not create new rights over it: works that are in the Public Domain in analogue form continue to be in the Public Domain once they have been digitised.


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A consortium of European Museums and European Cultural data, housed in a multilinqual database.  Content in the public domain.  Lots of primary sources! 

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 4, 2013 1:31 PM

A consortium of European Museums and European Cultural data, housed in a multilinqual database.  Content in the public domain.  Lots of primary sources! 

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Have Your Teachers Banned Wikipedia? They Must Not Know About This.

Have Your Teachers Banned Wikipedia? They Must Not Know About This. | Librarians Teaching Information Literacy | Scoop.it
Wikipedia's most common sources of information are news outlets, books, and academic archives. So if your teacher has banned Wikipedia, just follow Wikipedia's trail of sources to get to the good stuff. Oh, and don't tell them we sent you.

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Wikipedia is a solid way to begin a search on many topics IF you follow the backtrail to the sources listed in the article. 

As a school librarian, I agree with this advice.  If you know little about a topic that you are researching, begin with Wikipedia to gather search terms and find sources of information from the citations.  Wikipedia should not be cited as a source for academic research, but it can be a tool for finding sources that are.

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Deborah Owen's curator insight, May 7, 2013 8:12 AM

Hmmm... Worth knowing about. Still can't cite it, but a good place to start for background info.

Sarah Rach-Sovich's curator insight, May 7, 2013 9:06 AM

A great starting point - track it back to see where it might have come from.

Lorena Swetnam's curator insight, May 7, 2013 9:43 AM

Teach students and teachers how Wikipedia can be a starting point in the research process, not the final destination. 

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Think B4 U Post | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Think B4 U Post | Flickr - Photo Sharing! | Librarians Teaching Information Literacy | Scoop.it
Some questions to ask yourself before you publish anything online!

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Dr. Doris Molero's curator insight, April 29, 2013 2:23 PM

Yep..

Ms. Freeman's curator insight, April 9, 2015 2:48 PM

Great netiquette poster!

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Research and Documentation Online 5th Edition

Diana Hacker and Barbara Fister, Gustavus Adulphus College

The information on this site is also available in a print book, Research and Documentation in the Electronic Age, Fifth Edition, by Diana Hacker and Barbara Fister.

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Style Guides for the Humanities, Social Sciences, History and Sciences.  Also, Tips for Evaluating Sources.

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Zotero

Zotero | Librarians Teaching Information Literacy | Scoop.it
Zotero is a powerful, easy-to-use research tool that
helps you gather, organize, and analyze sources and then
share the results of your research.
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