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Writing 119 (Mumford) 2018: Welcome

Goals

By the end of this session, you will be able to

  • access major databases in the engineering field.
  • construct a logical search based on your topic.
  • use a variety of strategies to locate relevant resources.
  • locate original research articles related to your topic.
  • understand the benefits of a citation management tool (RefWorks).

Question 1

With which database are you most familiar?
Web of Science: 0 votes (0%)
ScienceDirect: 2 votes (14.29%)
Compendex: 2 votes (14.29%)
Academic Search Complete: 2 votes (14.29%)
IEEE Xplore: 1 votes (7.14%)
None of the above: 7 votes (50%)
Total Votes: 14

Question 2

How comfortable are you using UC-eLinks to locate books or articles?
Very comfortable: 3 votes (27.27%)
Comfortable: 3 votes (27.27%)
Somewhat comfortable: 1 votes (9.09%)
Not that comfortable: 2 votes (18.18%)
Unsure, I have not used UC-eLinks: 2 votes (18.18%)
Total Votes: 11

Question #3

Have you used RefWorks to complete a paper or project at UC Merced?
Yes: 5 votes (45.45%)
No: 4 votes (36.36%)
Unsure: 2 votes (18.18%)
Total Votes: 11

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