Friday, March 3, 2017

Library Lab #1

Developing a Research Question video

Primary and Secondary Sources, interactive game,  from Pearson eCollege

Database and Cataloging Searching "Refresher" links

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

History 375

Web sites to Evaluate

Website #1 and Website #2

Website #3 and Website #4

Website #5 and Website #6

Website #7 and Website #8

The CRAAP Test


Primary and Secondary Sources

Test your skills with this interactive game from Ashford University

Need a little more help?  Listen to this video to understand the differences between primary and secondary sources in a variety of disciplines. (5:07)

Chicago Style Documentation help

Friday, February 3, 2017

Hopkins EDCO 280, APA citation games

 Group One:  Website  Article
Group Two:  Website  Article
Group Three: Website Article
Group Four: Website Article
Group Five: Website Article
Group Six: Website Article
Group Seven: Website Article
Group Eight Website Article

Here are some links to games that will help you strengthen your APA citation skills.
To Cite, or NOT To Cite
     This matching game will help you learn when you need to cite something and when it is not necessary to cite.

APA Psych Out
     Ten multiple choice questions to help you recognize the elements of APA format. Can you get all 50 points?  From Williams and Mt. Holyoke College.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Packer English 100 Web Evaluation

Using the CRAAP rubric, please rate these websites.  Which ones would be an appropriate source for a paper in this class?

Website #1

Website #2

Website #3

Website #4

Thursday, October 27, 2016

News consumption habits of Dean's Fellows

To post, go to this site and double-click anywhere on the page to get a digital post-it note.  Type in your responses, then just click outside of your post-it note to make your response visible to everyone.  This is anonymous unless you want to add your name.
Let’s start by documenting what news sources you use now.  Please be specific.
            TV News?  What network, or show?
            Hometown newspaper?
            Sports news, entertainment news, fashion news, etc?
            Current event comedy shows?
            Social media sources?
            Specific news apps?

WHY do you use these news sources?
            To pass the time.
            It’s a habit.
            To stay informed on current events
            To learn about the world and/or society
            To escape my daily life
            To be entertained
            Other reasons?

After watching the video, Play this game by yourself or with a partner to see how well you can identify bias.

How you lean politically may be an important factor when identifying bias.  In general, when we agree with something we are less likely to detect bias than if we don't agree with it.  So, in general, it is much easier for a conservative person to detect bias  while watching Rachel Maddow on MSNBC than it is when watching Sean Hannity on Fox News.  This quiz from the Pew Research Center will help you gauge where you fall on the political spectrum.  Each person should complete by themselves.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Research Skills Infographic from Credo Reference

Credo Reference has put the results of a 2014 survey they conducted into a very interesting infographic.  This infographic addresses employer expectations as well as the gap between faculty expectations and student knowledge when it comes to doing research.  How do we begin to bridge this gap?

Monday, October 3, 2016

Leon Panetta links

Looking for information on our next American Heritage Lecture Series distinguished speaker?  Look no further!  Here are a number of recent interviews with and addresses from  Leon E. Panetta.  The Perspectives on Current Events link provides links to some of Panetta's writing.

Commonwealth Club of California interview, Oct. 2014

Commonwealth Club of California interview, Oct. 2009
"The CIA: Preparing for Tomorrow's Challenges"

Free Library of Philadelphia Author Series, Oct. 2014
     MP3 Audio file 

NPR: Diane Rehm Show, Oct. 14, 2014
     Audio file

Panetta's published Perspectives on Current Events, 2001-2015

60 Minutes interview with Leon Panetta, Jan. 2012
      YouTube video

George Washington University, A Conversation with Leon Panetta, Oct. 2014
      YouTube video

Leon Panetta on Charlie Rose, Oct. 2014
     YouTube video

Leon Panetta on Capital Download, from USA Today with Susan Page, Oct. 2014
       YouTube video

World Affairs interview with Jane Wales, Feb. 2016
    YouTube video

Public Policy Institute of California, Sutton Family Speaker Series, Nov. 2015
    YouTube video