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Are You Information Savvy?: Self-Assessment

So How Information Savvy Are You?

Reflect on your responses to the case studies below; consider your strengths and perhaps where you might need to build your skills.

  1. You need to find five peer-reviewed journal articles for your Geography paper.  You could start your search with USearch, a library journal article database, such as the Web of Science, or Google Scholar (or perhaps all the above).  What search tools should you use? 
    #Searcher
     
  2. You are collecting a lot of references for your English Honours essay. What tools are you using to collect and organize your sources? 
    #Curator
     
  3. A friend shared a link on Facebook about an event that seemed a bit fishy.  What fact checking tools can you use to verify this post?
    #Consumer
     
  4. You are struggling with developing your thesis statement for your Comparative Public Policy paper.  What supports are available to help you with this? 
    #Communicator
     
  5.  As part of your Agriculture assignment, you and your classmates are to form a team and present your research findings.  What are some best practices your group can establish when forming your team?
    #Collaborator
      
  6. You wrote a rockstar original research paper for your First Nations Governance course. What venues can you use to share your paper more widely?  How will you license this work?
    #Creator 
     
  7. You are attending an academic conference out of the country and are searching the web for a good deal on air travel.  Why might you use Google’s Incognito search browser? 
    #Searcher
     
  8. Your Cultural Anthropology professor has encouraged you to create a research poster based on your recent paper for the upcoming Undergraduate Project Symposium . What supports exist for creating such a poster?
    #Communicator
     
  9. How can you use Wikipedia appropriately in your academic work?
    #Consumer