Resources for Internet Competency Class  --  Terry Kistler

   Class Syllabus        Chapter One (same as our book) 

   Web Resource for Textbook          What is information literacy? 

Textbook  Textbook Options (Rent & Buy):  Chegg textbooks    Rent class textbook   Rent class E-book   Amazon
         or the CSM Bookstore              Book ISBN is 9781111577650


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    The College Student's Research Companion   << Download and read the Preface

Evaluating Web Sources     MIT Internet Project     FTC Scam Video (10 min.)    Cite Information Using APA Format      
 These are public domain hyperlinks I think are useful -
  Federal Trade Commission Scams Info -     Search Strategy: The Basics     Books in the Library
  Pro and Con: How to Find Information About Current Problems   The Internet Public Library
  The Library of Congress   Evaluate Information and Its Sources    How to Cite Information

Useful for Research Papers and Citing - Research / Citing / Academic

  UC Berkley - Research quality Web Searching   The Research Paper: Getting Started    Boolean Searching Tutorial
  Organizing Your Research Finding    InfoMine: Scholarly Internet Resource Collections
  How to Prepare an Annotated Bibliography   Using Information in a Legal and Ethical Manner 
  Making Information Part of Your Own Understanding    UC Berkley - Tutorials  

Preface to The College Student’s Research Companion

Before writing your first college research paper, you should have mastered the fundamentals of using twenty-first-century information resources. After reading this book, you’ll not only know how to find the best information on your topic using all kinds of sources, but you’ll also have learned how to evaluate and use the information you find.

The College Student’s Research Companion: Finding, Evaluating, and Citing the Resources You Need to Succeed, Fifth Edition, upholds the philosophy that information should be judged for what it conveys, not how it is conveyed—in other words, for its content rather than its format.

You may
think that Google is great and Wikipedia is wonderful, and that they are so much easier to use than other harder-to-access sources like books and journals. Although these websites are useful for some purposes, as this book will
explain, if you think adequate research consists only of using web sources that are freely accessible to anyone, you will not write very good college research papers . . . and you won’t get very good grades, either.

To be information literate and succeed not only in college but also in life, you certainly need to be able to find information, but being able to judge it, utilize it, and integrate it is also essential. The chapters that follow explain the research process step-by-step.