Now it's time for you to find some good sources for your presentation. The idea is to explore different types of sources (depending on your specific topic, the amount of information you need, and the audience for your presentation). You also need to evaluate these sources to make sure they are reliable.
Once you have found two sources that look useful for your presentation, complete "Exercise 4: Finding and Evaluating Sources," which you will find in Module 4 in the Camino site for this course, to tell about the sources, how you found them, and what they will bring to your presentation.
To find books on your topic, use OSCAR, the library's online catalog. Just enter a keyword or a phrase describing your topic.
When you look at your results, be sure to check the LOCATION of the books you want to find. Many of our books are also available in electronic format.
You can find articles through a Google search, but the easiest way to find reliable articles on your topic is to use the library's OneSearch database. OneSearch is a simple and fast search engine that allows you to search simultaneously for books, articles, and more. It includes a large selection of the e-journals and databases the library subscribes to (but not all of them).
NOTE: If you find an article in OneSearch and the full text is not available there as a PDF, click on Find It @ SCU Libraries to see if it is available from a different source in the library's collection.
To keep very current on the topic of interest to you, search Twitter or do a Google search to find blogs on the topic.
Example: human cloning and blog
An advocacy web page is one sponsored by an organization attempting to influence public opinion (that is, one trying to sell ideas). The URL address of the page frequently ends in (organization). Since cloning is such a controversial topic, you may want to look at some advocacy web sites to get different perspectives and opinions. Always check what organization is responsible for the information on the page, and what its mission is.
To find advocacy web sites, just do an advanced Google Search, and limit your search by the domain .org
Here's an example of an advocacy web site:
To find images you can use for your papers or presentations, try:
Wikimedia Commons lets you find images that are copyright free, meaning that you can use them legally, as long as you provide attribution.