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Writing 116 (Hothem)

Writing in the Natural Sciences

Session Outcomes

By the end of our library session you will be able to ...

  • identify scholarly article types (e.g., original research articles,  reviews, letters to the editor, etc.) to select resources for your assignments and projects.
  • create effective searches to retrieve targeted and relevant search results.
  • identify and use relevant scientific databases and apply database functionality to refine search results.
  • format and organize citations to properly credit sources and place your work into the scholarly conversation.

These skills will assist you in completing your TELA, Annotated Bibliography and Research Review assignments.

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Outline

Part I: Welcome (15 minutes)

  • Review

Part II: Locating Resources (40 minutes)

  • Article types, Database Searching, Spreadsheet Activity

 Part III: Research Techniques (15 minutes)

  • Source evaluation, Finding known items, Citing sources

Part V: Wrapping Up (10 minutes)

  • Contacting a librarian, Feedback

Video Tutorials Review

Research Interests

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