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ENGL 308 Payne: Library Instruction

Library Instruction outcomes

In our session, I'm hoping to address the following student learning outcomes: 

1. Search subject specific databases to identify journal articles on a topic.

2. Request materials not owned by the library using Interlibrary Loan when warranted.

3. Search for sources using a citation or bibliography.

From "Paper requirements" ~Dr. Payne

  • Your paper must be in MLA format utilizing proper headings for subsections.
  • You must use at least 17 scholarly sources, one of which must be a book from SU’s stacks.  You will highlight this on your Works Cited page.  You may also have a Works Consulted page for research you read but do not cite in your paper.
  • You must make a solid argument using scholarly research, and you must include one or more counter arguments.

Getting started: a basic approach

1. Explore topic basics & primary sources (the open web)
2. Background (library catalog: books)
3. Current research (library databases: journal articles)
4. Support your argument (source citation)
5. Drafts & revisions (research librarians, writing center)