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Spark 1 (Toconis)

Social Justice & Child (Young Adult) Lit


Wondering how to access, locate, and use information sources?  This guide will provide information to support your research endeavors.

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Outcomes & Outline

GOAL: Address your research question and your informations need with appropriate resources, for your Wikipedia contribution and upcoming course projects. 

After today's session you will be able to …

  • formulate a research question from a topic or interests
  • identify information gaps in a Wikipedia article
  • locate relevant sources that meet  your research needs, using suitable search strategies and keywords
  • prepare for our upcoming Wikipedia editing session.

Part I: Wikipedia (15 - 20 min.)

  • feedback on module
  • Wikipedia article classifications
  • information gaps in Wikipedia articles (Jamboard activity & discussion)

Part II: Keywords, Search Strategies & Databases (40 min.)

  • reviewing assignment questions to identify possible keywords to research your topic
  • Brief Search Tool Demos #1 (UC Library Search & Academic Search Complete)
  • Brief Search Tool Demos #2 (LION & Google Scholar) 

Part III: Wrap-Up & Feedback (10 min.)

  • preparation for Session 2
  • questions