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Introduction to the Library's online resources. Selected databases provide numerous topics to write on, and include peer reviewed full-text articles, and other helpful information.

ASSIGNMENT

To introduce students to researching the Library's databases, and finding academic sources for a chosen topic.  For students to understand the difference between academic and popular sources.

BOOKS AT THE SXU LIBRARY AND MORE

 


 

 Climate Change 

    

SUGGESTED JOURNAL DATABASE: ACADEMIC SEARCH COMPLETE

ARTICLES USING KEYWORDS ON THE FOLLOWING TOPICS (nouns and objects related to the topic with phrases in quotes, separated by the word AND) :

ACADEMIC SEARCH COMPLETE

"Immigration economic aspects" AND education

natural foods AND nutrition AND aging

FIND A TOPIC IN THE FOLLOWING REVIEW DATABASES

CQ ELECTRONIC LIBRARY: CQ Researcher Online

    Provides opinion and research summaries of government-related topics.

OPPOSING VIEWPOINTS: In Context

    Provides Pro and Con sides of debates (with supporting materials) for popular topics.

YOUTUBE VIDEOS

Scholarly vs. Popular Sources YouTube

YouTube video demonstrating the complexity of evaluating a website: Evaluate Websites

THE LIBRARY'S STREAMING VIDEOS

Films on Demand
Films on Demand offers a large variety of curriculum-focused, streaming video titles from producers such as Films for the Humanities and Sciences, PBS, A&E, History, ABCNews, BBC, NBC News, Shopware, Biography, National Geographic and others. Browse the Films on Demand streaming video collections by subject headings.

Effective Internet Search: Basic Tools and Advanced Strategies

Plagiarism 2.0: Information Ethics in the Digital Age


Academic Video Online
Academic Video Online (AVON) delivers more than 64,000 video titles spanning the widest range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film and more. AVON includes every kind of video material available with curricular relevance: documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs and newsreels, field recordings, commercials, and raw footage. Users will find thousands of award-winning films, including Academy®, Emmy®, and Peabody® winners as well as the most frequently used films for classroom instruction, plus newly released films and previously unavailable archival material. See the AVON web guide for subject breakdowns, materials by format, and current highlights.

DIFFERENT KINDS OF RESOURCES

Defining Sources of Information: primary, secondary and tertiary .

Find the difference among three kinds of article results: popular, trade, or academic

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