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Writing 100 (Lanser) Discipline Awareness Assignment: Outcomes

Find Information about a Discipline, its Researchers & Trends



By using the information in this guide, you will be able to

  • identify appropriate sources types to meet specific information needs.
  • develop search strategies to local suitable and reputable resources.

Specific Information Needs:

  • background information on a field of study (discipline).
  • biographical information on prominent researchers and their work.
  • current issues and trends in a field of study (discipline).

Search Strategies:

  • use Boolean operators and phrase searching.
  • employ domain searching in Google.
  • find a known item in Google Books/UC Library Search.
  • locate and browse prominent journals in a field.

Key Resources & Search Tools

  • Google (free web); Google Books
  • UC Library Search
  • JCR & Web of Science
  • Newsbank

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