Welcome to Module 6: Research-based Information Resources

This week, we explore the many types of research-based information sources and their various uses. The goal is to introduce you to how these information sources are created and used so that you’ll become a more discriminating information provider.  This week’s lecture also introduces the concept of the “information cycle” (see below infographic) and describes the concepts of authenticity, relevancy and currency of associated to information created during each stage of the cycle. Note: This module was originally numbered “5”.

Action Items:

Blog Reports Due Dates: (Full blog report descriptions are here.)

  • THIS WEEK: Blog Post #4: Summarize one of the peer-reviewed articles relating to your information community you’ve found. 10/04 (Submit your URL for grading)
  • Blog Post #5: Explore how libraries and information centers create learning and programming opportunities for your chosen community. 11/15
  • Blog Post #6: Report on the issues your community may face on an international scale. 11/22
  • Blog Post #7: Report on your community’s use of emerging technologies 12/06 (Submit your URL for grading by 12/07)
  • Blog Post #8: Personal reflection on information communities. (Participation)  12/07
Major Assignment Due Dates: 

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