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ENGL 113 - Emerson

Stuff for this class period

By the end of this first session, you will:

  • understand the difference between predominant sources types
  • know how to search "The Mighty Find" like a ninja
  • be cognizant of the library's "Online Reference Shelf" and what you'll find there

Source Types






THIS   |   OR THIS   |   OR THIS   |   OR THIS   |   OR THIS  |   OR THIS    


For each source, let's consider the following:

  • What is this?
  • Who wrote this?
  • Who Published this?
  • For what audience is this written? note the vocabulary, writing style, depth of content, etc.
  • How long did it take to write this? a few hours? days? months? years? Why does this matter?

MightyFind? It's mighty FINE!

MightyFind - it's time to really learn this beast of a search engine

1. Get into teams of two (or three, if needed)

2. One person go to: "socrative" and log into room number: 133736

3. Another person go to the library homepage

4. Get ready for the most fun you've had in the past 5 minutes!

Online Reference Shelf

"Online Reference Shelf"




Researching Your Topic

For the rest of today's class:

  • begin identifying which source types are most appropriate for your topic
    • newspaper articles, magazine articles, scholarly journal articles, books, websites, ???
  • find 4-5 sources of various types that you might consider using for your paper