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Choosing a Topic
Narrowing Your Topic
MLA Citation Style
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 searching library databases and documenting their search material. The library sessions in the Academic Scholars Institute provide students 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.
After this class, you will be able to:
Missions and Standards Addressed
Support of University mission:
Support of Campus mission:
Research is iterative and depends upon asking increasingly complex or new questions whose answers in turn develop additional questions or lines of inquiry in any field.
Novice learners acquire strategic perspectives on inquiry and a greater repertoire of investigative methods.
Searching for information is often nonlinear and iterative, requiring the evaluation of a range of information sources and the mental flexibility to pursue alternate avenues as new understanding develops.
Middle States Commission on Higher Education / Characteristics of Excellence in Higher Education: Requirements of Affiliation and Standards for Accreditation, [Online Version updated March 2009 http://www.msche.org/publications/CHX06_Aug08REVMarch09.pdf ](p.42)
The document states: "Information literacy is an essential component of any educational program at the graduate or undergraduate levels." Applicable skills on the Middle States list include the ability to:
Information Literacy Progression Standards (VALE-NJLA)
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