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ENGL 103 Payne: Overview

Information Literacy Instruction Goals

Search WorldCat Discovery 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 scholarly full text articles on a topic; use Find It links to find full text of articles.

Cite sources using MLA 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 support your argument.
Research writing is "recursive," in which drafts can be opportunities to swap weaker sources for stronger ones.

1. Explore topic context & primary sources (news or non-library sources)
2. Learn the background (WorldCat Discovery --> books)
3. Discover scholarly conversations (library search engines --> journal articles)
4. Support your argument (cite your sources)
5. Rinse, repeat; drafts & revisions (research librarians, writing center, etc.)



Manage & Organize Sources

ProQuest RefWorks - Source citation tool

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