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Resources for Ted O'Connell's ENGLISH 101 - Fall 2019

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What is this page for?

These pages provide some helpful resources for Ted O'Connell's English 101 Essay #2 Assignment. For further help, ask a librarian!

Deadlines to remember (FALL 2019):

  • DECEMBER 2 - D Day Draft
  • DECEMBER 4 - Peer Review
  • DECEMBER 9 - Final Draft

WHERE DO I LOOK?

Chart showing spectrum of information on the internet versus library databases

Information to the left of the dotted line:

The information to the left of the dotted line is information found on the Internet, which includes Wikipedia, online news sources and broadcast media. This information is produced quickly; sometimes daily, hourly, or second to second. 

Information to the right of the dotted line:

The information to the right of the dotted line includes information in electronic formats (found online) or in print formats. These types of information include books, scholarly journals, encyclopedia articles, and raw data. These information types can take up to months or years to produce. They cannot always be found on the free web (like in a Google search), but can be found through the library

KEYWORD SEARCH TIPS

USE AND/OR/NOT TO NARROW, INCLUDE, OR EXCLUDE SEARCH TERMS:

https://sites.google.com/a/onalaskaschools.com/tech/boolean-search-tools

Brainstorm search words and group them into concepts:

  • Use AND to join concepts. privilege AND rebellion
  • Use OR between words in the same concept to include more options. "Chris McCandless" OR "John Krakauer"
  • Use NOT to eliminate troublesome words or words you aren't interested in. Thoreau NOT Thorough
  • Use quotations to keep words in a phrase together. "experimental living"
  • Use * to include suffixes. transcendental*
  • Mine your research to find more or better words as you go.
  • Cite your sources as you go!