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Writing 119 (Mumford) 2019: 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: 10 votes (32.26%)
Compendex: 6 votes (19.35%)
Academic Search Complete: 1 votes (3.23%)
IEEE Xplore: 9 votes (29.03%)
None of the above: 5 votes (16.13%)
Total Votes: 31

Question 2

How comfortable are you using UC-eLinks to locate books or articles?
Very comfortable: 0 votes (0%)
Comfortable: 2 votes (22.22%)
Somewhat comfortable: 4 votes (44.44%)
Not that comfortable: 1 votes (11.11%)
Unsure, I have not used UC-eLinks: 2 votes (22.22%)
Total Votes: 9

Question #3

Have you used RefWorks to complete a paper or project at UC Merced?
Yes: 1 votes (16.67%)
No: 3 votes (50%)
Unsure: 2 votes (33.33%)
Total Votes: 6

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