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  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

  • Exquisite Beauty is the first retrospective and publication to document the eye-dazzling ceramics created by Ralph Bacerra (1938–2008), a Los Angeles–based artist known for his innovative approach to surface embellishment. Curated by Jo Lauria, the exhibition features more than ninety of the artist’s finest pieces—dramatic, highly decorated vessels and sculptures that have never before been the focus of a major exhibition or publication.

  • Opening Reception for Ralph Bacerra: Exquisite Beauty

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.

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Information Literacy | Research How Tos OLD

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Learning Goal: Otis graduates will be able to assemble, evaluate, and ethically use information from diverse sources to accomplish a specific purpose.

Simple Guides

Tutorials


What is Info Lit?

Information Literacy = Survival

Introduction to Information Literacy from the Association of College & Research Libraries

Information Literacy at Otis: Learning Outcomes by Level

LIB globe  What is Information Literacy?

The Information Cycle 10 minute movie tutorial from Penn State


Know the Otis Library

About the Library

About Call Numbers

LIB libtour  Quick Library Tour


The Research Process

Concept Mapping

Example of How to Begin Researching a Topic

How to Clarify Your Topic

How to Broaden or Narrow Your Topic

Starting Research  Beginning Your Research

video  Scholarship is a Conversation

 What is a Research Paper  What is a Research Paper

Doing Research: An Introduction to the Concepts of Online Searching from University of Illinois

Research Paper Calculator from Tufts University


Finding Articles in Online Subscription Databases

Finding Articles in Periodicals

About Periodical Indexes

About Databases

About Keyword Searching

How to Clarify Your Topic

What Are Databases and Why You Need Them video by Yavapai College

"Seeking Information" Tutorial (5 min. Flash animation) from University of Colorado

Choosing a Database short Flash tutorial from University of Colorado


Evaluating Sources

Types of Information

Primary and Secondary Sources

Criteria for Evaluating Information

CRAAP Detection

Sample Annotations (the Otis Way)

Identify Your Sources  Identify Your Sources with Dr. Giuntini

LIB infolit cartoon  Why Can't I Just Google?

Peer Review in 5 Minutes - video by North Carolina State University Libraries

Evaluating Information In-depth interactive tutorial with quizzes from University of Newcastle

Credible Sources Count! 10 minute animated interactive tutorial from Acadia University


Using Boolean Logic

Boolean Logic (advanced searching)

Boolean Operators Video 3 minute YouTube Video explaining the concept

Using AND, OR, and NOT interactive tutorial from Colorado State

Searching Effectively Using Truncation interactive tutorial from Colorado State University


Using Information Ethically

Citing Sources

Copyright / Intellectual Property

Plagiarism: What It is and How to Recognize and Avoid It

 

Don't forget to run your paper through Grammarly just to be sure you don't have any uncited quotes!

Copyright video  Copyright Basics Video

How to Avoid Plagiarism Outstanding Flash movie tutorials from Rutgar's University

You Quote It, You Note It!

Bruin Success with Less Stress

Copyright and Creative Commons Flash Movies