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Instruction Lower Division: Assignment review (5 min)

Session Goals

Begin to formulate research statements or questions based on a topic or assignment requirement.

Search the catalog (Quick Search) 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.
Begin to evaluate sources based on given criteria (relevancy, currency, authority, reliability)
Distinguish between scholarly and popular sources.
Use reference sources to locate background information on a topic.
Use books and/or periodical articles to support an argument in a short research assignment.
Cite sources using a citation style.
Read and understand SU’s policy on Academic Integrity.

Project review

Information requirements: [here]

Maybe offer a blurb from the assignment prompt:

"sources in MLA format; an annotation for each source which consists of both a summary of the source and an evaluation of the text for its usefulness in relationship to your project. (10 -12 sources, at least four primary, at least four secondary; at least three of the secondary sources must be scholarly.)"

Manage & Organize

‚ÄčProQuest RefWorks - Source citation tool

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