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Implementing the Information Literacy Tutorial in Your First Year Seminar

Practical advice and how-to information for incorporating the information literacy tutorial, The Lion's Guide To Research And The Library, in your first year seminar course.

Finding Articles - Learning Outcomes

  • Identify key places to search for articles.
  • Understand how to read an article record in a research database in order to predict its usefulness.
  • Construct an appropriate search strategy in a research database to find articles.
  • Identify MLA, APA, and Chicago citation styles and construction for scholarly articles.


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Finding Articles Activities

  • Examine sources and evaluate using criteria
  • Talk about the preferred documentation style in your discipline. Have a citation relay where students submit parts of a citation and put them in order.
  • Dissect and review the citations on the course syllabi
  • Use LibGuides to find the best article according to your discipline using the Finding Articles worksheet
  • Have students find an article about a topic of interest in Research Library. Using the abstract, facilitate a discussion about each article and how useful it would be for research
  • Have students include citations in all discussion posts