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GEOG 104 - Smullen: Session Introduction & Assignment

Helping students in GEOG 104 get ready for their in-class presentations...

This guide can 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.
 
Properly cite the information resources you decide to use for your assignment.  

+Assignment and research approach

Find information on a geographic scientific achievement of interest or an accomplished scientist in the field of Earth or Space Science from the list that Professor Smullen provided.  

Information Requirements

  • What information requirements do you have?
  • Internet sources? If so, what kinds are acceptable?
  • Books? Print? Electronic? Reference Collection?
    • All of the above sources are acceptable.
  • Articles? Newspapers? Scholarly or non-scholarly?
    • Again, at least 2 sources must be scholarly.  Newspapers and other articles in addition to the 2 scholarly sources are encouraged!  
  • What citation style do you use?
    • For this presentation, you are required to use MLA or APA format when citing things.  

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