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COMM 394 Agarwal: Welcome

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.

Assignment and research approach

Here's a basic research approach and sources to consider while finding secondary sources. Think of these sources as pieces of evidence that will supplement primary sources and assertions that you make.

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)

Quick poll

What citation style does your work require?
Chicago style: 0 votes (0%)
MLA style: 3 votes (12.5%)
APA style: 20 votes (83.33%)
AARP style: 1 votes (4.17%)
Total Votes: 24

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.