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Spark 1 (Torres): Session #1 - Welcome

Flesh & Bone: Forensic Science


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

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Learning Outcomes

GOAL: Locate an appropriate book for your book review assignment.

Today you will be able to …

  • access an ebook from UC Merced Library's collection.
  • locate a print book from UC Merced Library's collection using call numbers.
  • understand how to request a book through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).
  • create a citation for a book in APA style.
  • navigate to research help options in the library.

Today's Session

Outline of Today's Session (7 Sept. 2021)

Introduction (5 min)

  • goals

Locate a Book for Book Review Essay (35 minutes)

  • book selection parameters
  • looking at book details
  • accessing books (electronic, print, other)

APA Style for Books (15 min)

  • basic elements of APA citation style
  • book examples

Time to Locate a Book (10 min)

  • use Library Guide & UC Library Search

Wrap-Up (10 min)

  • questions
  • exit feedback

Head, Research Learning Services/Librarian

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Sara Davidson Squibb
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