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Tutor profile: Julie B.

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Julie B.
Librarian at Los Angeles Public Library
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Subject: Writing

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What aspects are important to writing?

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Answer:

Well dependent on what you're writing - If it's a research paper you should check your local library to see what types of recent relevant articles are available on subjects that interest you. Add your favorite articles to a bibliography. Then come up with a thesis statement and outline to support your paper. Also keep an eye on spelling, sentence structure, opening and closing statement paragraphs. Or identify your writing style for the purpose of what you're writing. If you're writing a biography you may wish to use narrative writing; put yourself in subjects shoes. Or perhaps creative or descriptive writing to write a short story. If you're writing an opinion based essay you may wish to use a persuasive writing style. If you're writing a how to article on gaming, technology, or DIY, you may wish to use an expository style of writing. Lastly if you find you have writers block or don't know where to begin as people frequently do, just start your research, or begin writing your essay. Don't worry, because once you have content to work with and continue to expand upon it you can always revise, revise, revise.

Subject: Library and Information Science

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How do I test the reliability of my article source?

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To check the objective reliability of a source one must: Make sure that the information is current. The article should be the most recent written. Make sure the article consists of the most recent revised information. Next the information must be relevant to your research paper or topic. Make sure it fits your intended audience's reading level and comprehension and that it's not too simple or complex. Make sure you're comfortable citing the source whether text or online. Make sure that the author or publisher is credible. Make sure that the author is qualified to write the information or has been vetted or peer reviewed. This type of information may best be found through your local library. Make sure that the article is accurate and trustworthy. Evidence must be used to support the information in the article and should be verifiable within other vetted or peer reviewed articles. Lastly the purpose of the sources is important. Make sure the author or publisher's intentions are for research purposes and not selling, entertaining, personal gain, or slanted for the purposes of personal opinion, religious, or political reasons.

Subject: Databases

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How do I create an effective database?

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Julie B.
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Based on how users formulate database queries and the search criteria required for their search it's imperative that all data; tables, records, and fields be searchable. The ability to filter fields and create reports is of utmost importance to the end user. Users may then query a database or run reports based on specific metadata attributes such as titles, names, dates, genres, length, or any type of numerical value within the database.

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