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CMAT 101 DeWitt: Assignment review (5 min)

Session 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.
Begin to evaluate sources based on given criteria (relevancy, currency, authority, reliability)
Cite sources using a citation style.

Project review

"The speech must include at least 5 reliable sources that are cited both orally and on the slide where that information is discussed in at least 16 point font.

  • One of those sources will be the SU webpage on your topic and a second one will be an interview with someone connected with your topic.
  • The other three sources must be from credible published sources."  

~Dr. DeWitt

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 (non-library sources)
2. Learn the background (library catalog: books)
3. Discover scholarly conversations (library databases: journal articles)
4. Support your argument (source citation)
5. Drafts & revisions (research librarians, writing center, CSA)

Manage & Organize

EasyBib Academic Edition

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