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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

Library Virtual Tour and Assignment

You may be asked to complete the Library Virtual Tour and assignment by your Composition instructor. If you have already completed the assignment for University 101, print and present the confirmation you receive by email to prove that you have done the tour.

  • You can expand to full screen to better view the tour. An Accessibility View is available and can be selected at the top of the tour screen, from the menu under the three dots.
  • Near the end of the tour is a link to a quiz. Make sure you provide your e-mail address so that your quiz score will be sent to you.
  • Return to the tour after the quiz to get instructions for the "Imagine the Future Library" activity.

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