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ENGL U101 - Composition I Research Guide: Home

Summer 2017


Welcome! This guide has been customized for Composition I and will help you find sources for your assignments. If you have questions, feel free to contact the librarian who taught your library session or use the Ask a Librarian tab to find ways you can contact a reference librarian. If you have not viewed the Library Video Tour we encourage you to do so as it contains essential information about library services, organization, and resources.

Additional instructional materials for learning information literacy skills may be found on the Library 101 guide.

Course Information Literacy Documents

Remote Access

If you are not on campus or have easy access to the USC Upstate Library, you can still use our electronic resources and even have books and articles delivered to you if you live outside of Spartanburg County. For details, see the Remote Access and Distance Learners links.

Library Video Tour and Assignment

  • The Library Video Tour and Assignment is a required activity for University 101 class. If you are not enrolled in University 101, you may be asked to complete it for your Composition class.
  • Use the link below to access the online module, which consists of video segments introducing various library services and collections with quiz questions about each segment. Use your University email. If instructed to do so, also include your instructor's email.
  • It is recommended that you NOT access the tour in Spartan Greensky or Blackboard as the videos may not play smoothly. Bring up a browser on your computer, and access through this library guide. Chrome and Firefox browsers are recommended. The tour is not designed to be viewed on mobile devices.
  • Click on the tour numbers on the floor plans of the library to advance through the tour. After you have answered ten quiz questions, there is still a concluding video segment and a page where you will be assigned one of six Tasks.
  • Print out and download your Task and go to the library to complete it.
  • Estimated time: 20-30 minutes for the online module, 15-20 minutes in the library for each Task.
  • Be sure to continue to the end of the online module to make sure your score has been properly submitted. You will see a confirmation page, which you can print. You will also receive an email confirmation.

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