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ENGL 113 - Childress

Stuff for this class period

By the end of this first session, you will:

1. be cognizant of the library's "Online Reference Shelf"

2. know how to search "The MightyFind" like a ninja

3. understand the difference between predominant sources types

4. have Googling abilities that will impress your friends

5. have a basic understanding of the library's subject-specific databases

1. "eReference"

You should definitely know about these... kinda like an alternative to Wikipedia.




2. MightyFind? It's mighty FINE!

MightyFind - it's time to 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 have ever had in your life

3. Source Types - What are you looking at?

Okay, so you can navigate "The MightyFind" and feel pretty good about yourself, but what the heck is actually in there?


1. Newspaper Article:

"Refugees increase, face education, language hurdles"

2. Scholarly/Peer-Reviewed Journal Article

"Refugee education in countries of first asylum: Breaking open the black box of pre-resettlement experiences"


  • What are some of the defining features of each article (think content, not layout and design, etc.)
  • Who is the intended audience of each?
  • Approximately how long do you think it took to write these?



3. Academic eBook

"U. S. immigration and education: Cultural and policy issues across the lifespan"




4. Something I found via Google

"Does the Education Level of a Parent Affect a Child's Achievement in School?"


  • Given the information provided here, what might be your next step in researching this topic further?

4. Googling Better

Subject-specific Databases

If you find yourself drowning in "The MightyFind," try the more specific subject databases.