HEOP 2017

Table of Contents

Session 1

Quick Survey

Please complete this short survey is designed to determine your belief in your ability to succeed in completing information research tasks


Reverse Scavenger Hunt

1. Grand tour of the library
2. Find one book within your assigned call number range -- try to find something that looks interesting
3. Search Argos for the book records and answer the questions on the handout

LC Classification Outline


Session 2

Searching for Information

For a group project on the pros and cons of a gluten-free diet, which must include at least six references and is due in three weeks, each group will review a database that might be useful in completing the assignment.

1. As a group you have 15 minutes to explore your assigned database.

2. One group member will be the leader by mediating the discussion and keeping track of time.

3. One group member will be the searcher and use the wireless keyboard to conduct the database search.

4. One group member will be the scribe, record the answers to the questions using this Google Form, and present them during the group discussion.

Response Form

Click on this link to access the response form the scribe will be using during the workshop.

Or type in the following url: https://tinyurl.com/HEOP2017

Assigned Databases

Searching Argos will retrieve different types of library materials  as it integrates many library resources into one interface.


This is a free online encyclopedia. It's an excellent starting point when gathering background information on a topic.

EBSCO Research Library
The EBSCO Research Library is an interdisciplinary search across nearly 40 EBSCO databases. 

Opposing Viewpoints in Context
A full-text database covering controversial topics presented in a variety of formats from scholarly articles, news articles, essays, statistics, websites, videos, and more. 

Statista contains aggregated statistical information, and often includes infographics. It's very easy to use!

Academic Search Premier
A multi-disciplinary database that covers many areas of academic study. It is a great tool for finding peer-reviewed and non-scholarly journal articles on a variety of topics.

ScienceDirect provides full-text articles and books in science, math, education, and communications. ScienceDirect searches content published by Elsevier, including over 2,000 academic journals.



Read through this guide and then take the Evaluating Sources Quiz

Session 3

Using the ACCORD Rubric

You’re writing a paper for a class.  You need sources.   How do you know which ones are the best?  In evaluating a source, you should keep in mind the context in which you will use it. Most sources are not inherently good or bad, but some are more appropriate than others in a given context. 

The Library's Guide on Evaluating Resources  explains the ACCORD rubric, developed by Ithaca College Librarians, that we will use in this session.

Briefly ACCORD means:

Agenda - Why was this information made available?
Credentials - Is the author of the source credible?
Citations - Does the author cite sources?
Oversight - Has the information been reviewed or refereed? 
Relevance - Does the source fit your needs?
Date - When was the information published/updated?

The Assignment

You’re are working on a research paper that examines the benefits of a paleolithic (high protein, grain-free) diet in terms of cardiac health. The paper should cite at least five scholarly, peer-reviewed sources, but can include other types of information such as books, websites, etc.  Review the potential sources listed below using the ACCORD method.


1.  Paleolithic Diet (n.d.) In Wikipedia. Retrieved March 23, 2017, from  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paleolithic_diet

2.  Piccoli, G. B., Vigotti, F. N., Leone, F., Capizzi, I., Daidola, G., Cabiddu, G., & Avagnina, P. (2015). Low-protein diets in CKD: how can we achieve them? A narrative, pragmatic review. Clinical Kidney Journal, 8(1), 61–70. doi:10.1093/ckj/sfu125

3.  Cordain, L. (2002). 
The Paleo diet: lose weight and get healthy by eating the food you were designed to eat. New York: J. Wiley.

4.  Aubrey, A (2012, June 25). We Evolved To Eat Meat, But How Much Is Too Much? In S. Inskeep (Producer), Morning Edition. Washington, DC: National Public Radio.  Retrieved from http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/06/25/155588094/we-evolved-to-eat-meat-but-how-much-is-too-much

5.  Boers, I., Muskiet, F. A., Berkelaar, E., Schut, E., Penders, R., Hoenderdos, K., … Jong, M. C. (2014). Favourable effects of consuming a Palaeolithic-type diet on characteristics of the metabolic syndrome: a randomized controlled pilot-study. Lipids in Health and Disease, 13(1). http://doi.org/10.1186/1476-511X-13-160

6.  Sisson, M. (2011). Are traditionally prepared grains healthy? Retrieved from http://www.marksdailyapple.com/soaked-sprouted-fermented-grains/

7.  Natow, A. B. (1983). 
Nutrition for the prime of your life. New York: McGraw-Hill.

8. Smil, V. (2013). Should we eat meat? Evolution and consequences of modern carnivory. Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell.

9. Eades, M. (2010, September 1). Paleolithic diet improves glucose regulation and cardio risk factors better than does diabetes diet. [Twitter Moment]. Retreived from https://twitter.com/DrEades/status/22720416509 

10. Kahn, J. (2016, September 1). Paleo Diets For Heart Disease: Sexy But Dead On Arrival [Web Log]. Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joel-kahn-md/paleo-diets-for-heart-dis_b_11791126.html



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