Video title: Viva la Library (The Information Literacy Song)
Topic(s): Information literacy, library sources
Search terms: video viva la library
Time (of video): 3:48
Posted by: James McGrath
Date posted: May 28, 2013
Video description: A humorous, yet pertinent, song about information literacy.
Question/writing prompt: Why is a simple Google search insufficient for a research paper?
The following activities prepare students to do research by exploring online sources of information.
Compare Online Sources Objective: Students learn the differences among sources for research.
- Have students click around on sites like JSTOR (jstor.org), EBSCO (www.ebscohost.com), and Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org).
- Ask them to share what they notice about the different sites.
Online Resources Objective: Students learn about online resources.
- Discuss the value of databases and digital libraries like JSTOR and EBSCO.
- Invite a librarian to speak to the class (perhaps during your guided tour) to discuss databases and to get students comfortable with using them.
Evaluating Sources Objective: Students learn about evaluating sources.
- Refer to information in the textbook on evaluating sources.
- Discuss topics like relevance, authority, and bias.