IRIS 42: Information and Research Instruction Suite for two-year colleges
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Activities and Videos

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Start

    Explore Topics

  • QUIZ: Choose a Topic [9] Click
  • Call Numbers

  • Library of Congress Call Numbers [3] Click
  • Dewey Decimal System [4] Click
  • QUIZ: Practice Arranging Call Numbers [5] Click

Explore Sources

    Research Process

  • QUIZ: Research Process - What's Logical? [4] Click
  • Subject Encyclopedias

  • QUIZ: Subject Encyclopedias [9] Click
  • Books and e-Books

  • Common Features of Books [3] Click
  • Magazines / Journals

  • Explore Scholarly Journals [4] Click
  • QUIZ: Scholarly or Popular? [8] Click
  • QUIZ: Which Would You Use? [9] Click
  • Primary / Secondary

  • QUIZ: Primary or Secondary? [9] Click
  • World Wide Web

  • Learn the Domain Types [3] Click
  • Questions for Review / Discussion [9] Click

Find Information

    Library Catalogs

  • VIDEO: Use Subjects to Expand Your Search [5] Click
  • Google Books

  • VIDEO: Learn About the Book [4] Click
  • VIDEO: Google Books - Use the Personalized Features [8] Click
  • Web Search Tools

  • QUIZ: How Well do You Know Search Engines? [2] Click
  • QUIZ: Finding Web Sites - How do Search Engines do it? [3] Click
  • Wikipedia

  • VIDEO: Wikipedia.org - Who Writes the Articles? [3] Click
  • VIDEO: Editing an Article - See How Easy It Is [4] Click
  • Search Strategies

  • QUIZ: Search Strategies [9] Click
  • Boolean Operators

  • Check your understanding: AND OR activity [5-7] Click
  • QUIZ: Boolean Operators [9] Click

Evaluate Information

    Books and Articles

  • VIDEO: Authority: Find Information About the Publisher [2] Click
  • VIDEO: Short Cuts to Evaluating: Book Reviews [5] Click

Avoid Plagiarism

    Overview

  • QUIZ: Is Plagiarism Serious? [3] Click
  • QUIZ: What Did You Learn? : Define the Terms [9] Click
  • Practice

  • Check your understanding: Acknowledge? Don't acknowledge? [4] Click
  • Check your understanding: Plagiarism? Not plagiarism? [5] Click
  • QUIZ: Plagiarism Mini Quiz [6] Click