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Today’s summary, and assignments and reading for next week

Today we discussed finding articles and other content from library databases. Slides from today area available here. I distributed guidelines for the research paper outline, due Wednesday, November 6. Here are some suggested databases that may be useful as you search for articles on your research topics:

Remember that the annotated bibliography is due by noon on Friday 11/1, emailed to me as an attachment. I’ll be away at a conference next week, but my colleagues Prof. Beilin and Prof. Smale (Monday and Wednesday, respectively) will be teaching those days. Next week we’ll discuss how and why to evaluate information. For Monday, please review the following websites on how to evaluate information:

UC Berkeley Library, Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask
Cornell University Libraries, Critically analyzing information sources.

Your blogging assignment is one research journal blog post in response to the following prompt:

Do a search on your research topic in at least one internet search engine and one library database. What words or phrases did you use to search?
What are the similarities and differences between the results of your two searches

~Prof. Leonard

New due date for the Annotated Bibliography

You all probably saw my earlier email message, but I wanted to make sure you all know this: I decided to change the due date for the annotated bibliography from Wednesday 10/30 to Friday 11/1 by noon, sent to me as an email attachment. You’ll need Wednesday’s discussion and activity on searching library databases to complete the assignment.

Following up on our discussion of advanced internet searching last week, I located this blog post on clever Google search tricks. Useful stuff!

~Prof. L

Welcome to LIB 1201!

Just posted:  Check back soon for an updated syllabus, schedule of meetings, and more information about the course. We meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 10-11:15 a.m. in A543, the City Tech library’s modular classroom on the upper floor of the library.

Copies of the required textbook, Research Strategies by William Badke, (2011, 4th edition ONLY) are for sale at the City Tech bookstore for $20.95 new, $15.75 used. If you buy a copy off the internet, be sure you get the 4th edition, published in 2011.badke The eBook is available for download (PDF, ePub or Mobi) for $9.99.

Research Strategies is also available on reserve at the City Tech library; the call number is Z710 .B23 2011.

Looking forward to an interesting and productive Fall semester!

~Prof. Leonard