FS161

Instructor: Greta Pangborn

Librarian: Steve Burks
Durick Library, Saint Michael's College, Lib 246
802.654.2410

Coverage:
A. Starting your research
B. Library resources - books, journals, magazines, newspapers, reference
C. Organizing your search results: RefWorks, Citation Styles
D. Evaluating your sourcesScholarly vs Popular / Writing an Annotation
E. Getting Help


A. Starting your research

Example - broad search statement:

The societal implications of technology

Start by identifying your search terms in the statement above and break them down into narrower, synonymic and broader terms. You will use these terms for searches in journal article databases.

Societal Technology

culture
history
luddites
education
learning


computers
mass media
technocracy
mobile devices

Narrower Search statment:

The impact of mobile devices on learning 

In Class:  Explore your topic.  Try to find at least one of each source type: Reference Encyclopedia article, Book, Scholarly Journal, Magazine, Newspaper.

Get an MLA or APA citation for each source and paste it into your word document.

We will regroup for the last 5 minutes for discussing how to evaluate your sources and writing an annotation.

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