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Writing 10 (Alonso): Research Process Tutorial (RPT) Series

College Reading & Composition

Find Information; Understand the Information Cycle

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module titles of tutorial series

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Section 1: Begin Research

Learn more about understanding your assignment and choosing a suitable topic. Then you can select appropriate keywords to search.
Running Time: ~8:30

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Section 2: Knowledge Cycle

Become familiar with the information cycle and the purpose of various information sources. Understand how different disciplines define primary, secondary, and tertiary sources.
Running Time: ~11:00

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Section 3: Find Books

Discover why books can be valuable sources and learn where to search for them.
Running Time: ~8:00

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Section 4: Find Articles

Find out how to locate articles from newspapers, magazines, and scholarly journals in library databases.
Running Time: ~8:00

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Section 5: Make Citations 

Discover why accurate citations are important and identify information required for any citation style.
Running Time: ~8:00

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Section 6: Basic Search

Start a search and improve your search results by incorporating useful strategies.
Running Time: ~17:30

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Section 7: Advanced Search

Increase your search skills by incorporating subject searching, limiting by specific fields, and exploring additional databases.
Running Time: ~12:00

   
   
   

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