Thursday, May 2, 2019

Site evaluation exercise for World Lit

Imagine your group is looking for information on bullying.  Appoint someone in your group to record the group thought processes and search strategies as you work through your evaluation.  You may be asked to summarize the steps your group went through at the conclusion of the exercise.

  The articles to evaluate are published at these links:  Bullying at School: Never Acceptable on the site of the American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds – the College) and then  Stigma: At the Root of Ostracism and Bullying on the site of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP – the Academy).

Thursday, February 7, 2019

RELI 122 / Bhattacharyya

Website #1

Website #2

Website #3

Website #4

  • How is the information presented?  Does it strike you as fact or opinion (and is that important?)
  • How does the author back up their information?
  • Is the author an “expert”?   What evidence does the author offer to persuade you to believe what he or she says?
  • Does the site appear well maintained and updated?  Do ads help support the site or the author?  Does that matter?
  • Think like a fact-checker.  Is there information you can easily verify on another site?  

"Search for Full-Text" links unavailable Feb. 8 and 9

The Ex Libris company supports the software that allows BVU Library patrons to click a "Search for Full-text" link to see if the full text of an article is available.  Ex Libris is migrating this functionality to a new hardware platform beginning on Friday, Feb. 8 at around 3 p.m.  They have warned us that this migration could take up to 24 hours, but they will strive to restore service as quickly as possible.  We apologize for the inconvenience that may cause.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

History of American Education

 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.

APA sample citations from the Purdue OWL
     Use the links in the left menu box to go directly to the help you need.

Examples of APA citations from Harvard Graduate School of Education