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Composition I Research Guide for ENGL 101: Home

Summer 2018

Welcome! Introduction to Academic Information

Welcome to the Composition I Research Guide! This guide will help you to find and use information appropriate for academic writing. It also contains materials to help you master the research process from developing a topic to citing your sources.

Information Literacy: A Model for Research

Information Literacy is a PROCESS!

The Information Literacy Standards Give One Model of the Research Process:


Topic = Know Your Information Need

Search = Access the Needed Information

Evaluate = Evaluate Information Critically

Share = Use Information Effectively for a Purpose

Cite = Use Information Ethically

Important Links and Remote Access

Information Literacy Video

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