Your Resource for Information Literacy
Evaluating information found in online sources can be tricky. Who wrote the article? Are they authoritative? Why did they write the article? When was it written? Is it accurate? It is relevant? With so many things to think about and questions to ask, no wonder students have trouble identifying credible information for their research project.
Both EasyBib’s website evaluation tool and ResearchReady’s instructional content can help students learn to sort through the madness and find quality sources. But, the development team for ResearchReady has just added another tool that can help students evaluate the quality of information they find online.Read More
While your school may spend good money on databases and OPACs, the question remains: Are your students using the resources available to them? And if not, how can you get your students to utilize their resources?
We want each generation to improve upon the last, and if our students are only using scant resources available to them (i.e. minimal search engines) they are not making available the databases and OPACs that contain the most authoritative and thought provoking sources. What is scary is the trend that with the more information that is available today, the less effort students are making to find a robust set of sources.Read More
As an Outreach Associate, I speak with librarians all the time — that means I am aware of the reasons you don’t want to try EasyBib, especially the ones you don’t want to tell me upfront. So I wanted to take a moment to talk about some of the most common myths I encounter
Myth #1: It’s only for K-12 schools. The 60 or so colleges and universities who subscribe would beg to disagree! This includes big names such as New York University, Ohio State University, Tulane University, and others. EasyBib’s combination of research, writing and citation tools makes it a great platform for transitioning students into academic research and takes proactive approach to anti-plagiarism. Those who are continuing their education or writing papers also find that EasyBib works well as a productivity tool. For example, take Mary Broussard, Instructional Services Librarian and Coordinator of Reference and Assessment at Lycoming College – she’s been using EasyBib to help her manage citations for her upcoming book on formative assessment.
EasyBib is constantly evolving in ways that encourage the use of academic resources. Here are some of our most recent announcements:
You asked for it, we made it a reality! Our new feature, project folders, allows teachers and students to organize individual and shared projects. Teachers can organize folders based on classes and students can easily drag and drop their project into the appropriate folder. A folder can be made private, which can only be seen by the user, or public which will . Students can see which folders are public by looking at the symbol next to the folder name.
To share a project with someone, simply click the “Share” button and type in the email address of the recipient. You’ll be able to select the permissions for those viewing your project, and add it to a public or private folder.
Using project folders can help:
Check out this video on how to use the new project folders feature:Read More
For the past few months, our Information Literacy Librarians, Emily Gover and Caitlyn Selleck, have been spending countless hours perfecting our newest product, ResearchReady, a cloud-based learning platform that helps students learn fundamental, effective and ethical 21st century research and critical thinking skills.
When ResearchReady launched earlier this year, there was only one curriculum — but we’re excited to announce that ResearchReady now has three levels of curricula – from middle school through the college level.
ResearchReady prepares students to:
Want to know the best part about ResearchReady? The content and assessments can be customized to your students’ needs!Read More