Searchpath

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 the Kent Library catalog Appendices & Documentation

introduction Introduction

Splash Page
Organization of Searchpath
Searchpath 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
The Library: Quality over Quantity
Starting with the Web
Thinkfast Game
Facts and Opinions
Evidence
Source Evaluation
End of "Starting Smart"
Quiz

Module 2 Module 2: Choosing a Topic

Introduction - skills to be learned
Now, Get Curious!
Narrowing Your Topic
Brainstorming

Library Subscription Databases
Types of Databases
The Magic of Indexing
Keyword Searching
Using Keyword Searching


End of "Choosing a Topic"
Quiz

Module 3 Module 3: Using the Kent Library Catalog

Introduction - skills to be learned
Where's the Kent Library Catalog
About the Kent Library Catalog
A Kent Library Catalog Record
Ways to Search in the Kent Library Catalog
Keyword Search
Get Ready to Search
E-journal Portal
Subject Searching in the Kent Library Catalog
Course Reserves Search
Where to Find Books or Other Items
Checking Out a Book
My Library Account
End of "Using the Kent Library Catalog"
Quiz

Module 3 Module 4: Finding Articles

Introduction - skills to be learned
Popular Magazines or Scholarly Journals
Popular Magazines
Scholarly Journals
E-journal Portal
What Next? Print Journals
Why Use a Database?
What does a result list give me?
Two Types of Databases - General Databases
Two Types of Databases - Subject Databases
Full Text
Look for Full Text Feature
Print & Email Articles

Where do I Find Databases?
Databases A-Z, Databases by Subject
Get Ready to Search (A Sample Search)
Practice Searching a Database
Try Searching your Own Topic
Have Skills That Travel
End of "Finding Articles"
Quiz

module 5Module 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!
Explanations for You Be the Judge!
End of "Using the Web"
Quiz

module 6Module 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)
Tips for Avoiding Plagiarism
And Then There's Copyright
End of "Citing Sources"
Exit Searchpath
Quiz

Appendices & Documentation

Terms (glossary)
Searchpath Help Topics
Resources for Librarians and Educators
Use of Searchpath
Objectives for all Modules of Searchpath