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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 (source citation)
5. Rinse, repeat; drafts & revisions (research librarians, writing center)
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.
Consult the RefWorks Guide for additional help.