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Writing 10 (Haner): Welcome

Reading & Composition

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Class Length

There is a survey that needs to be completed after I cover how to get research help. This will happen 10 minutes before your class' official end time.

Learning Outcomes

After this lesson, you will be able to:

  • identify keywords to use in database searches
  • construct a search with keywords, Boolean operators, and other search strategies
  • find peer-reviewed & magazine articles in Academic Search Complete


  • Welcome & introduction
  • Find the guide
  • Purpose of class, expectations
  • Why databases?
  • VPN
  • Overview of the search process
  • Finding databases
    • pages with suggested databases, sources for science & tech news
  • Communicating with databases
    • coming up with keywords
      • this section has an activity
    • reviewing Boolean operators, truncation, and quotes
      • demonstration of how these strategies change search results
      • this section has two activities
      • I will be quickly reviewing the search you constructed later.
    • demonstration of a full search in Academic Search Complete
      • this will include features for finding the summary, full-text, & citation info
  • Free search time
  • Research help and survey

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