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Tim O'Brien's In the Lake of the Woods is an important evocation of the consequences of the Vietnam War. The novel can be examined with literary, psychological, or historical frameworks. This guide leads you to sources on any or all of these approaches.
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Learning Objectives for English 102
After this class, you will be able
Find periodical articles, including
scholarly articles, on the Rutgers University Libraries site.
Document what you find as you go and
prepare a preliminary bibliography in MLA format from database output.
Standard Two: The information literate student accesses needed information effectively
Performance indicators 2.1-2.5
Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
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 that "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 effectively and efficiently;
critically the sources and content of information.
Support of University mission:
providing for the instructional needs of New Jersey’s citizens
through its undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education programs