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First-Year Guide: Zitta HONS-100

Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  1. Recognize the value of both scholarly and popular media for their research.
  2. Learn to consider and select appropriate databases for their research topic.
  3. See their research as part of a larger conversation with other researchers looking at similar topics.
  4. Understand the importance of citing their sources.

Types of Sources

Read the 4 articles below and think about these questions:

  1. Do you trust any of these sources more than the others? Why?
  2. How would you use each article in a paper?
  3. Which one did a scholar/expert write?

Search Techniques

Part 1:

In groups of 3, search for "failure." One person should search in Google, one in Google Scholar, and one person should search LibrarySearch.

Part 2:

  1. One partner should search for "failure" in a basic search in Library Search, and the other partner should search for "failure" and "writing" in an advanced search in Library Search.
  2. Compare your results to your partner's results.

Research & Social Media

  1. Skim through the article for links, citations, and footnotes.
  2. Scroll through your social media accounts for tags and hashtags.
  3. Think about how is research like social media.

Citation Activity

  1. Search for your topic(s) in Library Search.
  2. Pick one source you might use in your paper.
  3. Select a passage from the article and paraphrase it.
  4. Create the proper MLA citation (both the in-text citation for the paraphrase and the full citation for a Works Cited page).
  5. Post your answers to Padlet.

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