Intro Activity 1 Activity 2 Activity 3 Activity 4 Activity 5 Activity 6 Activity 7 Activity 8


    Information Literacy Unit

    Activity 8:  Completing the Research

    The mission of the MdN LTC is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information


    check   Pre-Activity

              Try these hints on when saving and inserting a graphic into a document.

    • Occasionally you will find a graphic on a web page that you wish to enlarge or insert into a PowerPoint or other program.  A great place for graphics is the Google images.
    • Locate a graphic using Google>images.
    • Find an image and open it to the original website.  (That will be the citation information in the URL, which often shows the format of the picture-bitmap, jpg, or gif.)
    • Right click on the mouse > click on "save picture as" > image will go to the computer's picture library.
    • After you have saved several images, go to PowerPoint or other document.
    • Click on "insert" > picture from file > select picture and the image will go into the slide, where you can position it in the presentation.  (If using a word document, you may need to right click > text wrap > tight, so that you can move the picture on the page.)
    • Always enlarge or reduce the picture by pulling a graphic from the corners to make it bigger or smaller (dilation).  If you use the center ones, it distorts the original image by making it taller or fatter.  Use center ones sparingly.
    • Place citation under image or on the last page of a presentation where you show your works cited.
    • Remember:  just as you must cite information you use in research, you mush also cite graphics you use in projects.  The URL is often enough for PowerPoint presentations, but a complete citation is necessary in charts and graphics for a research paper.


    Activity 8:  Completing your packet
    Your completed packet will include the following items for a grade:
    • Page 1:  The "STAMPED" Research Experience
    • Page 2:  Works Cited page, which includes 5 citations
    • Page 3:  CRAAB worksheet
    • Page 4:  "Selection" print from Internet site
    • Page 5:  Bonus print of PowerPoint as a 6 slide handout



     task   You are now ready to begin your activity.

    1.  Create 5 slides over the information you have researched.
          A.  Slide One:  Title Page
          B.  Slide Two:  Information over topic
          C.  Slide Three:  More information over topic
          D.  Slide Four:  Even more information over topic
          E.  Slide Five:  Bibliography for both images and works
    2.  Add graphics to the slides
    3.  Print slides as a handout.  Go to Office button > Print > Change "Slides" to "Handouts."  Then "Slides per page" should default to 6.  Finally, click OK.
    You are now ready to move on to Real World Feedback to see what your instructor has planned for you. 
    Congratulations on completing your packet.
    The LRTC staff hopes these activities will help make your research efforts a little easier at MdN.