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BIOL 105: Session Introduction & Assignment

+Library Instruction Goals

This guide should help you:

Form an approach to initiating an assignment.
 
Identify the use of information sources based on the type of information (i.e. books for background)

Use keywords from a research question or statement to search.

Distinguish differences between popular and scholarly articles.


Explore topics for your paper or project. What motivates you?

Explore the library's information resources.

Start to gather information for an assignment.

    +Assignment and research approach

    Sometimes, a structured approach to research can help to organize ideas and the way you think about information sources:  

    1. Explore topic basics (casual web searching)
    2. Background (library catalog: books)
    3. Current research (library databases: journal articles)
    4. Support your argument (source citation)
    5. Drafts & revisions (research librarians & Writing Center)

    Information Requirements

    Use APA format to cite your sources.  

    You should have at least 2 relevant primary references in your entire paper.  

     

     

    Information Cycle

    Manage & Organize

    EasyBib Academic Edition

    Create an account in Easybib and let's start to manage our information sources for this assignment.

    Please keep the Easybib tab open at the top of your web browser.