Not all databases are created equally, so we're going to explore a few to see how they differ, and what they can be used for.
Each team is assigned a different database, and then we practice finding information, exploring, looking to see if there is a Full Text button, so we can read the articles online right away, searching for Peer Reviewed/Scholarly/Academic sources, and searching for the Cite button.
- Where do you enter keywords?
- Can you click Full Text?
- Are there Peer Reviewed/Scholarly/Academic articles?
- Are there Trade Journals/Professional articles?
- Are there News articles?
- Can you find the Cite button?
- Head over to Article tab on the library's home page Enter your Keywords, click Full Text, Email your article to yourself, and copy the citation from the Cite button
- Visit CQ Researcher, enter in your key terms and see what you find!
- Explore Statista - enter in keywords and see if you can find a statistic on your topic!
- Head over to Opposing Viewpoints - Browse the Issues, enter your Keywords and see what you find!
- Notice the variety of DIFFERENT kinds of resources: Media, Newspapers, Academic
- Don't forget to copy and paste the citation from the Cite button
- Make an appointment with a super awesome Writing Tutor in the Center for Academic Support OR submit to Smarthinking (Academic tab in JWUlink, right hand side, under Academic Support Services)
- Relax and watch the A+ roll in!
- Share which database is the best on this padlet
To take the Information Literacy Module, click here.