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ENVR 210: Session Introduction & Assignment

+Library Instruction Goals

This guide should help you:

  • Form an approach to initiating an assignment.
  • Use keywords related to your group's question to search.
  • Distinguish the differences between popular and peer-reviewed articles.
  • Explore the library's information resources.
  • Evaluate the information you are finding on your topic.  
  • Create an annotated bibliography based on your information collection.  

+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 & learning commons)

In today's library session you will be working on your annotated bibliography - looking for books and peer-reviewed journal articles on your group's research question.  Specifically, we will address items number 2, 3, and 4 from the list above.  

Manage & Organize

EasyBib Academic Edition

Create an account in EasyBib and let's start to manage our information sources for this assignment in APA format!

 

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