Curriculum and Instruction 199 Introduction to College ResearchInstructor: Amber Burtis, MLIS
About this course:
It’s all about teaching you how to find the best sourcesfor the papers, speeches, and essays you’ll need to write for other courses.
…..and we’ll also be learning about plagiarism and how to properly cite your sources.
Unique Class This class will be a hybrid class. We will only meet three times (one of these is optional) and the rest of the class will be online. How this will work: You’ll get all the introductory information you will need today. The class will meet one more time. This is required.
Meetings We will meet at Morris Library on Monday, April 18th at 2pm in Room 139.This meeting is mandatory. I will hold an optional class for students with questions about the final project on the Monday before exam week (Monday, May 2nd at 2pm in Room 139).
Other Classes These classes were open this morning: Monday/Wednesday 2-2:50 pm Monday/Wednesday 10-10:50 am
Course Website http://libguides.lib.siu.edu/ci199 (also accessible through Blackboard)
Course Requirements Each week, students must watch the Powerpoint for that week’s lesson, complete the homework assignment, and take a quiz on Blackboard. There will also be a final project due the last week of class.
Course Objectives Formulate a research strategy Find materials in the online library catalog Search online databases Use search engines and directories on the web Evaluate information sources Understand plagiarism and copyright Write citations using APA citation style
Final Project Guidelines Annotated bibliography of 20 sources (books, journal articles, and websites). 3 books, 3 journal articles, and 3 websites. Choose a mix for the rest, no more than 5 websites. Must use the Morris Library website to find the majority of your sources.
Final Project Guidelines Write citations for each of your sources using APA format (see handout). The final projects must be e-mailed to me by the end of the day on Thursday 5/12/2011.
Contact Information Email: email@example.com Phone: (618)453-1448 Office: Morris Library, Room 260E Office Hours:Mondays 2-3pm, Wednesdays 2-4pm (virtually), or by appointment
Introduction to Morris Library Information Desk on 1st floor The library staff is there to help If you don’t know…ASK A LIBRARIAN
Computers in the Library 1st and 3rd floors of library
Full web access
All with Microsoft Office
Networked to printers
Laptops for checkout
Access library’s online resources from anywhere: www.lib.siu.edu Password: Your Network ID
“How Do I Find Books & Articles?”
EXTRA CREDIT Take Practice Quiz on Blackboard before end of the day on Thursday