Skip to main content

POSC 101 (Adams): Assignment

Library Instruction Goals

This guide can help you:

Form an approach to initiating the research assignment.

Explore keyword searching for your paper or project.

Explore SU Libraries' information resources.

Start to gather information for an assignment.

    +Assignment and research approach

    Sometimes, a structured approach to research can help to organize ideas and the way you think about information sources:  

    1. Explore topic basics (casual web searching)
    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)

    Assignment Resource Requirements:

    • 1 book from Salisbury University Library
    • 2 books from a library other than SU (ILL or USMAI)
    • 2 scholarly journal articles
    • 2 web sources
    • 1 newspaper article

    Information Cycle

    Infographic of the Information cycle: Day of is Television, Radio, and Internet; Day after is Newspapers; Week after is popular magazines; Months after is scholarly journals; Year after is books and government publications; years after is reference books