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Library Resources for First Year Curriculum (FYS and CCC): Created and Called for Community

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Library Session 3: Created and Called for Community: THEME: Document Sources

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify parts of a citation
  2. Create simple book and journal article citations
  3. Find book and journal article based on citation, rather than topic
  4. Use citation management software

Activities

Before class

  1. Watch video about Zotero citation management software
  2. Answer two questions about whether you use citation management software

During class

  1. Identify parts of a citation - group activity
  2. Create simple book and article citations - group activity
  3. Find book and journal article based on a given citation - group activity

Find out More about Zotero Citation Management Software

How to Find a Journal Article When You Know the Citation Information

If you have a journal article citation, but don't know if we have that specific journal, or don't know where the journal is online or in print, search the Journal Titles A-Z list.

Cite Your Sources

Can You Find This?

Library Session 4: Created and Called for Community: THEME: Evaluate and Integrate a Variety of Sources

Learning Objectives

  1. Revise search strategy to include a variety of sources
  2. Evaluate resources
  3. Determine if a resource is scholarly
  4. Use interlibrary loan appropriately

Activities

Before class

  1. Review search strategy materials from First Year Seminar
  2. Watch video about evaluating resources and take a short quiz
  3. Watch video about determining if a source is scholarly and take a short quiz

During class

  1. Revise search strategy to include a variety of sources - workshop
  2. Evaluate resources - group activity and share with class
  3. Determine if a resource is scholarly - group activity and share with class
  4. Use interlibrary loan appropriately - short demo during discussions
  5. Assessment - interactive quiz

Evaluate a Source to Determine if it is Credible - VIEW VIDEO BEFORE CLASS

Evaluate a Source to Determine If It is Scholarly - WATCH VIDEO BEFORE CLASS

Explore a Variety of Library Resources

Essay Wheel

Databases/Journal Articles

Web Evaluation Resources

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