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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 full text articles on a topic; use "
Find It" links to find full text of articles.
Cite sources using a citation style.
Your assignment and research steps to consider
Think of the recommended sources as pieces of evidence that support your argument, but also as a timeline describing types of sources to gather and use from start to completion of your first draft.
1. Explore topic context & primary sources (news or non-library sources)
2. Learn the background
(WorldCat Discovery: books)
3. Discover scholarly conversations
(library databases: journal articles)
4. Support your argument
5. Rinse, repeat; drafts & revisions
(research librarians, writing center)
What citation style does your work require?
Chicago style: 1 votes (1.08%)
MLA style: 36 votes (38.71%)
APA style: 54 votes (58.06%)
AARP style: 2 votes (2.15%)
Total Votes: 93
Manage & Organize Sources
ProQuest RefWorks is a citation management tool that can help you organize and cite your sources and create bibliographies.
Sign into your RefWorks account. Keep RefWorks open in a tab at the top of your web browser.
RefWorks Guide for additional help.