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Writing 118 (Maharaj): Session

Management Communication

UC Merced Library

Library Instruction Learning Outcomes

By the end of this session, you will be able to

  • find varied sources (stats, articles, newspapers, images) applying appropriate search strategies to subscription databases and free web resources.
  • manage the research process through use of a citation management tools (RefWorks).

1. Open a browser on the laptop. 

*Password is UCML

2. Navigate to this link


PART I: Getting Started (5 min)

  • Session overview

PART II: RefWorks Introduction (15 min)

  • Benefits / Key Functionality
  • Interface Highlights

PART III: Keywords from Research Proposals and Google (25 min)

  • Asking questions
  • Identifying keywords
  • Free web searching
  • Use Save to RefWorks button
  • Share new keywords

PART IV: Identifying Disciplines & Databases; Searching in Newsbank Access World News; Search Strategies in Databases (20 min)

  • Subject Database searching & Newsbank Access World News
  • Search strategies for databases

PART V: Independent Searching (20 min)

  • Try one or more Subject databases
  • Try Newsbank Access World News
  • Add citations to RefWorks

PART VI: Wrap-Up (15 min)

  • Recommended web resources for images
  • Research help
  • Session feedback

Subject Guide

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Sara Davidson Squibb
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