In this unit, you’ll learn about online tools that record your references, auto-generate bibliographies and let you take notes online. You’ll also look at article databases from the State Library of Victoria.
By the end of this week, you will have:
- explored Evernote, a powerful note-taking and organisational tool
- explored article databases from the State Library of Victoria (or similar institution) and the ergo website
- looked at search engines and referencing tools.
Here are the key tasks for this week:
- get started with Evernote
- find articles in a multi-subject database
- look at alternatives to Google and discover referencing tools
3. Reflection questions
Use these questions to help you post on your blog. Also share any ideas or thoughts about what you’ve learnt on Twitter or Facebook.
- How might you use a tool like Evernote in your own work? How might students use it?
- Should students be making use of online tools to organise their research, or do they still need to manually learn organisational and referencing skills?
- How do you critically analyse the quality of information provided on the web?
- What are the information literacy skills that students will require to be successful in work and later life? Are we preparing students for the future?