Introduce yourself to the class. Your discussion board post should be two to three paragraphs in length and cover at least two of the following:
You are encouraged to respond to at least one classmate's post. Use good netiquette: be polite and positive in your responses.
Your initial student introduction discussion board post will be used to determine your attendance in this course.
Prepare for this 5 short essay question assessment by reviewing the materials under Module 2 and Module 3.
This assessment consists of five short essay questions. The assessment covers Module 2: Information Ethics and Module 3: The Information Cycle so be sure you have completed the readings and learning activities for both modules before you take the assessment.
This assessment consists of five short essay questions. Please write a paragraph (three to six sentences) for each of your answers. Each correct answer is worth up to three points. Partially correct/partially complete answers will receive partial credit.
Wednesday, September 12
Look at the following 2 websites:
Using the information you learned from Module 4, make notes on both sites explaining which of these 2 sites is better for research on climate change?
Remember you are evaluating the sources using the CRAAP method…I am not asking for your personal views about climate change. Your notes and responses to fellow students must be detailed and contain elements of your evaluation.
For this assignment you will use your topic, thesis statement or research question, and keywords to search Google for three sources. You will evaluate each using the RADAR criteria. At least two of the sources you submit must pass the RADAR test according to your assessment of the source. One source may fail the RADAR criteria assessment, but you must still explain why it failed and is not a good choice for you to use in a college paper. Choose at least two quality, relevant sources because you can then use them for your Final Course Project. For each source, provide the URL and give a pass/fail and explanation of why you assessed each of the five RADAR criteria (rationale, authority, date, accuracy, and relevance) as pass or fail to describe why the source passed (or failed) your evaluation.
Thesis statement or research question:
Rationale: Pass or Fail; Explanation:
Authority: Pass or Fail; Explanation:
Date: Pass or Fail; Explanation:
Accuracy: Pass or Fail; Explanation:
Relevance: Pass or Fail; Explanation:
Guest Speaker: Dr. Valda Adeyiga with a presentation on Banned Books Week
A Pop-Up Library with Banned and Challenged book titles will also be brought to class. Have your Student ID with you so that you can checkout any titles of interest.
Use Academic Search Complete to find 3 articles on your topic. One will be a newspaper article, one will be an academic journal article, and one will be a magazine article. You will provide the citations of each article as well as your search terms and any limiters you set. You will write a discussion board post reflecting on your search.
Copy and paste the following into a document and save as [your last name]-database-assignment. Submit through Blackboard. Don't forget to add your name and date to your document.
After completing the Module 5: Searching Library Databases Assignment, what sorts of issues did you encounter while searching? How did your search terms change for each article type? What other information do I need to know about your search?
Activity 1 links and Activity 2 details available in Module 6 page.
Construct an annotated bibliography using five sources which support your topic and thesis statement/research question. The annotated bibliography will consist of accurate and complete citations in APA or MLA style for each source with an annotation describing why the source is suitable and relevant. The annotated bibliography should adhere to the formatting standards for the style guide used.
A rubric for grading, an APA template, an MLA template, an APA Sample Project, and an MLA Sample Project are included. Please download/view, read, and use these documents in completing your assignment.
Watch the following video and reflect on it in a discussion board post. Your discussion board post should be two to three paragraphs in length and include some of the following:
Opportunity to work on and complete a previously unsubmitted assignment.