Assignments

Collaborators: Yvonne Mery

Use this virtual mind-map to focus a topic and generate keywords for searching.

Collaborators: Yvonne Mery

Learn how to read a scholarly article and identify the parts.

Collaborators: Yvonne Mery

It's important to credit others when you use parts of their work. Complete this tutorial to learn when and how to best give credit to the work of others.

Information Literacy Concepts: Information Has Value (Frame 3)
Collaborators: Yvonne Mery

Searching for information in library resources is often like exploring a new land. You often won’t find what you're looking for the first time you search. Complete this tutorial to learn strategies for rethinking your search for better results.

Tags: search
Collaborators: Yvonne Mery

Library databases work differently from Google. Learn how to create a search strategy for these databases.

Collaborators: Yvonne Mery

Understand the difference between primary and secondary sources, and between popular and scholarly sources.

Annotated bibliographies have become a popular assignment in college courses and a way to scaffold research papers. Gathering a bibliography before turning in a completed research project allows students to focus on searching strategically and get feedback on the sources they obtained. Annotating that bibliography requires them to think critically about the sources they choose and their relationship to the research at hand.

Collaborators: Tessa Withorn

A toolkit with various instructional materials to teach media and news literacy. Includes an online activity "Fairness and Blanace" where students watch a short video on journalistic standards and answer discussion questions. Then, students can take one or both interactive tutorials on "Lateral Reading" with a focus on fact-checking and/or "Evaluating Information" based on an information need.

We use Google every day, but we do really understand why we get certain results? This event will explain what an algorithm is, how search engines use them, and how bias exists in our search results. Attendees will have a chance to reflect on the ways biased results can echo larger biases for representation in society.  Access this site at your convenience at: https://jmu.libwizard.com/f/algorithms-bias

Information Literacy Concepts: Searching as Strategic Exploration (Frame 6)

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