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Writing 114 (Hothem)

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


Part I: Welcome (15 minutes)

  • Review

Part II: Locating Resources (40 minutes)

  • Article types
  • Database Searching: UC Library Search, Science Direct, Web of Science
    • 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)

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Library Instructor

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Joe Ameen
Library Office: KL 267B

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