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Writing 114 (Hothem): Library Welcome!

Today's Goals

Today's session is intended to support you in completing the series of assignments for your Green Communication Project:

  • Annotated bibliography
  • Group presentation
  • Field guide entry
  • Long-form article
  • PSA presentation and script

The foundation of your research is a minimum of five scholarly sources, presenting recent original research. 

Session Outcomes

By the end of our library session you will be able to ...

  • create effective searches to retrieve targeted and relevant search results
  • identify and use relevant databases and apply database functionality to refine search results
  • integrate methods for evaluating sources into the research process to guide source and article selection
  • format and organize citations to properly credit sources and place your work into the scholarly conversation

Wri 114 Introductory Quiz


Part I: Welcome (15 minutes)

  • Review

Part II: Locating Resources (40 minutes)

  • Article types
  • Database Searching 
    • Spreadsheet Activity

 Part III: Research Techniques (15 minutes)

  • Source evaluation
  • Finding known items
  • Citing sources

Part IV: Wrapping Up (10 minutes)

  • Contacting a librarian
  • Feedback

Part V: Independent Research (30 minutes)

Pardon the Possible Disturbance

Apologies in advance if you hear barking in the background. Daisy and Trampers do not understand Zoom.

Library Instructor

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Elizabeth Salmon
KL 275
Library Office Suite