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This guide is designed to help you find information about the life and work of Professor Rachel Hadas, a poet and professor of English here at Rutgers- Newark. Professor Hadas has published her own poetry and prose as well as criticism of the writing of others. She has taught literature and writing to many students on our campus and worked with AIDS patients as a writing instructor.
I hope you enjoy hearing from her as much as I have over the past few years. She is a constant reminder to me that writing is both special and a part of everyday life.
If you have any questions about using library resources, please contact me or the Dana Reference Desk.
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Mission and Goals for Research Guide
Guide 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 guides for 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.
This guide will help you to:
Locate resources in the Rutgers University Libraries system.
Evaluate information resources.
Obtain books in the Rutgers system.
Obtain scholarly articles and other credible sources
Standard Two: The information literate student accesses needed information effectively and efficiently.
Performance indicators 2.1-2.5
Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
Characteristics of Excellence in Higher Education: Requirements of Affiliation and Standards for Accreditation, [Online Version updated March 2009 at 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:
access information effectively and efficiently;
evaluate 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
Information Literacy Progression Standards (VALE-NJLA)
Standard 2: Accesses needed information effectively and efficiently.
Standard 3: Evaluates and thinks critically about information.
Standard 4: Uses information effectively for a specific purpose.
Standard 5: Uses information ethically and legally.