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ENGL 103 (Howard): Assignment

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)

Annotated Bibliography: This is a list of your sources in MLA format and includes an annotation for each source, which consists of both a summary of the source and an evaluation of the text for its credibility and usefulness in relationship to your project. For this component, you will seek out a variety of sources to include local/campus publications, campus representatives/residents, popular, and scholarly sources. First, each group member will be required to compile an individual list of annotated sources (4 sources, at least one primary, at least 2 secondary; at least 1 of the secondary sources must be scholarly).

Ultimately you are using this annotated bibliography to work towards a white paper. It will require 8 -10 sources: at least 3 primary sources, at least 4 secondary sources, 3 of the 4 should be scholarly.


Manage & Organize

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