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Health Sciences Interest Group Resource Pages
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Repositories for Information Literacy Materials:
ACRL Information Literacy Resources
Health Information Literacy
National Forum on Information Literacy
Below are individual resources recommended by HSIG members.
Materials for Course Readings and/or Textbook Use
Information Literacy Videos for Discussion Starters
Health Sciences Searching Tutorials
Working With APA
Classroom Instruction Resources
Materials for Course Readings and/or Textbook Use:
Research Strategies: Finding Your Way Through the Information Fog by William Badke.
Oxford Guide to Library Research by Thomas Mann
Medical Library Association Essential Guide to Becoming an Expert Searcher
Information Literacy Videos for Discussion Starters:
Information is Food
by JP Rangaswami and TED "How do we consume data? At TED@SXSWi, technologist JP Rangaswami muses on our relationship to information, and offers a surprising and sharp insight: we treat it like food."
Beware Online Filter Bubbles
by Eli Pariser and TED "As web companies strive to tailor their services (including news and search results) to our personal tastes, there's a dangerous unintended consequence: We get trapped in a "filter bubble" and don't get exposed to information that could challenge or broaden our worldview. Eli Pariser argues powerfully that this will ultimately prove to be bad for us and bad for democracy."
Laws That Choke Creativity
by Larry Lessig and TED "Larry Lessig, the Net’s most celebrated lawyer, cites John Philip Sousa, celestial copyrights and the "ASCAP cartel" in his argument for reviving our creative culture."
Health Sciences Searching Tutorials:
PubMed Online Training
(includes animated tutorials)
Web Search Strategies in Plain English
Working With APA:
The Language of APA: APA as Epistemology
Classroom Instruction Resources:
More Hands-On Information Literacy Activities by
help on how to format text
Turn off "Getting Started"