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ENGL 103 Research Guide: Library Instruction

Information Literacy Instruction Goals

Search the catalog (Quick Search) to identify books and other materials owned by the library; find a book on the shelf using its LC call number.

Search multidisciplinary databases to find full text articles on a topic; use Find It links to find full text of articles.

Cite sources using a citation style.

Assignment and research approach

Here's a basic research approach and sources to consider along the way. Think of these sources as pieces of evidence that back up your ideas.

1. Explore topic context & primary sources (the open web)
2. Learn the background (library catalog: books)
3. Discover scholarly conversations (library databases: journal articles)
4. Support your argument (source citation)
5. Rinse, repeat; drafts & revisions (research librarians, writing center)

Manage & Organize

ProQuest RefWorks - Source citation tool

Please sign into your RefWorks account.

Keep RefWorks open in a tab at the top of your web browser.