introduction

Table of Contents

Introduction Introduction Module 4 Module 4: Finding Articles
Module 1 Module 1: Starting Smart Module 5 Module 5: Using the Web
Module 2 Module 2: Choosing a Topic Module 6 Module 6: Citing Sources
Module 3 Module 3: Using AlleyCat

Introduction Introduction

Splash Page
Get Ready... (requirements)
Organization of i-CONNECT
i-CONNECT will help
Choice Page (choose modules)

Module 1 Module 1: Starting Smart

Introduction - skills to be learned
Information Overload
Types of Sources

Selecting Sources
Starting with the Library
Starting with the Web
Thinkfast Game
End of "Starting Smart"
The Quiz

Module 2 Module 2: Choosing a Topic

Introduction - skills to be learned
Now, Get Curious!
Narrowing Your Topic & Brainstorming
Online Indexes & Databases
The Magic of Indexing
Keyword Searching
Using Keyword Searching

Types of Databases
End of "Choosing a Topic"
The Quiz

Module 3 Module 3: Using AlleyCat

Introduction - skills to be learned
Where's AlleyCat
About AlleyCat
AlleyCat Book Record
Ways to Search in AlleyCat
General Keyword Search
Practice Searching
Finding a Book by Its Title
Finding a Book by Author
Subject Searching in AlleyCat
Course Reserve Search
Where to Find a Book or Other Materials
Checking Out a Book
Your Library Account
End of "Using AlleyCat"
Quiz

Module 4 Module 4: Finding Articles

Introduction - skills to be learned
Popular Magazines or Scholarly Journals

Why Use an Article Database?
What Will an Article Database Do?
Two Types of Indexes - General Databases
Two Types of Indexes - Subject Databases
Where do I Find Databases?
Your Assignment (Sample Search)
Practice Searching Academic Search Premier
List of Records: Explanation
Practice Searching
What Next?
Have Skills That Travel
End of "Finding Articles"
Quiz

Module 5 Module 5: Using the Web

Introduction - Skills to be learned
About the Web

To Use or Not to Use?
Locate It on the Web
Subject Directories: Commercial
Subject Directories: Library
About Search Engines
Search Engines - Google
Metasearch Engines
Tips for Better Search Results
Refining Web Results
Explanations for Refining Web Results
Shortcuts
Internet Dog
Judging What You Find
You Be the Judge!
End of "Using the Web"
The Quiz

Module 6 Module 6: Citing Sources

Introduction - skills to be learned
Transmitting Ideas
Parts of a Citation
Citing Your Sources (style guides)
Plagiarism
Plagiarism? It's Your Call (examples of plagiarism)
Five Tips for Avoiding Plagiarism
And Then There's Copyright
End of "Citing Sources"
Exit i-CONNECT
The Quiz