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Information: How, where and why bother?

Research skills training for Senior High Students
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Camden Library

on 19 September 2014

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Transcript of Information: How, where and why bother?

Your options today
Sleep, dream.....
SHHHHHH!
SHHHHH!!!!
Shhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!
Watch
Listen
LEARN??
................no promises.
Sleep.....dream
What do we need info for?
Make decisions
LIFE CHOICES
WORK
SCHOOL
Library Catalogue
What resources will we be looking at?
Library Website
Databases
Google
Drug Info
Find Legal Answers
Your Tutor
http://www.library.camden.nsw.gov.au
Brainstorm
Keywords
What do you already know?
Assignment: Give a brief history of Aboriginal people in Australia Since colonisation
Aboriginal
Indigenous
Koori
Torres Strait Islander
History
Colonisation
Invasion
Australia
Referendum
White settlement
Native title
Culture
Land title
mabo
dreaming
1788
Massacre
Missions
art
Book, Website, DVD , your mum......

Is there an author? Are they an expert?
Is the document sponsored? Biased?
Is the information reliable? Accurate?
Is it in date? Too old? When updated?
Level of information? Easy? Hard?
Why can’t I get everything off the net?
Topic
I think this is about facts!
I think this is about feelings!
I think this is about data!
Different
perspectives
1. Because your teachers and examiners have said you can't.

2. Because it may not be the best source.

3. Wider reading = Better marks
Authority
Access 4-8
Pango
Use Keywords
Wildcard *
Databases
Encyclopaedias

Newspapers
Journal articles
Encyclopaedias
E-Resources
ACCESS FROM HOME!!!
Reservations
aborig*
aboriginal(s)
aborigine(s)
aboriginality
abor*
Abor: a village in Ghana
Abora: sun god of the canary islands
abortion
abort
Reserve via net with library card
Get to info faster
library staff get it off shelf
Interlibrary Loans - FREE for students!

I borrow from State Library - you borrow from me

WHY? More STUFF!!!!! More specialised......great for extension,special interest.....
UWS Social network thingy
-Tutoring after 8pm
- Exam tips
-Past papers
Chat with other students about studenty stuff.
Newspapers
Journals (fancy name for magazines)
reference info
Why use???
Up to date info
Quicker than stealing parents newspaper
RELIABLE!!!!
Variety of sources = better marks
Current affairs, Science, English, Opinions........
World Book
and Britannica
Why use?? You can't quote wikipedia.
Now what????

Senior Research Skills sessions : in depth this stuff

HSC Lectures (sign up for our e-list or check Facebook)

Study @ The Space - Computers, Ipads, dedicated study time and Librarian!!! (check website for days)

Ask a librarian - Get an answer within 24 hrs (business days)

Book - a - librarian (as a group or individually) 1/2 hr - 1hr

INFORMATION. How, where and why bother?
by Camden Council Library Service

Other stuff we can show you:
Statistics - ABS and elsewhere
Google - how to do it better
Databases - advanced search
The Space - Imacs specialised software eg. garageband, CS6
Referencing
Law info - Drug info

E-Books
http://camden.wheelers.co/
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