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First Year Writing

"It has been said that the Stone Age did not end because man ran out of stones. Instead, Stone Age technology was superceded by new tools and capabilities."  -- D. Lankes
"Credibility on the internet: shifting from authority to reliability." Journal of Documentation 64. 5 (2008): 667-686.

After reviewing this guide you will:  

  • Learn how to find books and articles using the Library's General Search 
  • Locate and select appropriate Library databases to locate academic articles
  • Apply different search strategies to find relevant articles
  • Discover the difference between scholarly and popular articles 
  • Recognize parts of a citation to support ideas and give credit where credit is due
  • Apply various strategies for evaluating websites
  • Learn how to request books and articles from other libraries
  • Gain an understanding of the library and feel comfortable asking for help