Kate Hess, Library Coordinator at Kirkwood Community College in Iowa City, produced this 5-minute video in which she describes and demonstrates strategies for getting more relevant and reliable resources when searching online.
She briefly gives a context for why the results of a Google search might not be as reliable as the use of traditional Library resources, and then continues by giving the following tips for effective online searches:
- Focus your search
- Have a search strategy
- Use Google site search
- Use Library resources
- Use Inter Library Loan service
- Use an Evaluation Guide
This video could be shown to students in context to many different lesson plans:
- For an in-class lesson plan.
- Assigned to students to watch before class to jump start a discussion on the reliability of information sources.
- Presented as a precursor to a class visit from a librarian who could help students devise their own search strategies.
Click HERE to view the video.
You may click here to View the Evaluation Guide mentioned in the video.