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A course guide page for students taking English 111.

Class Competencies

  • Research statements, key words, related words
    • Research statement's purpose
    • Identifying Key Words in your Research Statement
    • Creating a Related Words List
  • Other library catalogs
  • Subject Databases page
  • Citation parts
  • Locating paper or microfilm articles in the library
  • Evaluating sources for reliability

After the Library Class--Step 1

After the Library Class--Step 2

During the Library Class

Activity 1

  • Identify the Key Words in the research statement or question you used for the Library Tutorial
  • Create a list of Related Words for the Key Words you identified
  • Answer the questions on your "Activities Form."

Activity 2

  • Using the research question you wrote for Library Tutorial Assignment, find a book from another catalog
  • Answer the questions on your "Activities Form."
  • Begin with Madigan Library Home Page

Activity 3

  • Find at least 2 appropriate databases on the Subject Databases page for the topic in your Library Tutorial assignment
  • Answer the questions on your "Activities Form."
  • Begin at the Madigan Library Home Page

Activity 4

  • Do a search in one of the databases you found in Activity 3 using the topic from your Library Tutorial Assignment
  • Find one citation to an article and locate these items in the citation:
    • Title of article
    • Title of magazine
    • Author (if one is given)
    • Vol. No.
    • Issue No.
    • Issue Date
    • Page article begins on
  • Fill out the answers on your "Activities Form."

Activity 5

  • Using the citation you found in Activity 4, determine if PCT has the article in that citation
  • Answer the questions on your "Activities Form."
  • Begin at the Madigan Library Home Page

Activity 6

  • Using Google or Ask as your search engine, locate a website for your topic.
  • Answer the questions on your "Activities Form."

Useful Links

Subject Guide

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Alan Buck
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Madigan Library
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Librarian for the School of Transportation and Natural Resources Technologies