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Five fast modules on finding, evaluating, and using information. You may look at them individually or all together.
Introduction to approaching a paper topic and using some of the basic services provided by the Rutgers University Libraries. Includes videos and exercises to build your research awareness. More videos at http://libguides.rutgers.edu/videos.
Course Mission Statement
In the transition from high school/general reading and writing to scholarly/academic reading and writing, undergraduate students require a basic knowledge of scholarly sources for secondary research. The library sessions in English 102 provide you with an introduction to the resources of the Rutgers University Libraries as well as to methods of searching, evaluation of information sources, and MLA citation style. For many undergraduates this is the only formal introduction to scholarly research you will receive at Rutgers-Newark, and you can use what you learn here in many of your other classes as well.
After this class, you will be able to:
Find books in the Rutgers system.
Find scholarly articles and other credible sources
Evaluate information sources.
Prepare a quick bibliography in MLA style.