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ENG 102 Choosing a Topic
ENG 102 Choosing a Topic
ENG 102 Choosing a Topic
ENG 102 Choosing a Topic
ENG 102 Choosing a Topic
ENG 102 Choosing a Topic
ENG 102 Choosing a Topic
ENG 102 Choosing a Topic
ENG 102 Choosing a Topic
ENG 102 Choosing a Topic
ENG 102 Choosing a Topic
ENG 102 Choosing a Topic
ENG 102 Choosing a Topic
ENG 102 Choosing a Topic
ENG 102 Choosing a Topic
ENG 102 Choosing a Topic
ENG 102 Choosing a Topic
ENG 102 Choosing a Topic
ENG 102 Choosing a Topic
ENG 102 Choosing a Topic
ENG 102 Choosing a Topic
ENG 102 Choosing a Topic
ENG 102 Choosing a Topic
ENG 102 Choosing a Topic
ENG 102 Choosing a Topic
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  • 1. ENG 102Session 1:Introduction
    Danielle Carlock
    d.carlock@sccmail.maricopa.edu
    (480) 425-6765
  • 2. TODAY’S OBJECTIVES
    • By the end of today’s session you will be able to:
    • 3. Utilize the various services & materials available in the library
    • 4. Consult background sources to help in choosing & refining a topic
  • Announcing theScottsdale Community College LibraryResearch Award
    Prizes for the best research paper/project by a current SCC student:
    1st place $300
    2nd place $200
    3rd place $100
    Submissions can be from courses taken during Summer 09, Fall 09, and Spring 10. Submission forms will be available starting October 21st. Submissions are due by 4:00 p.m. on April 26, 2010. More information including information about past winners is available at: http://library.scottsdalecc.edu/researchaward
  • 5. Feelings about library research
    On your note card write down one word that describes how your last experience using the library was.
    Then write why you feel that way.
    Write one question you have about the library.
    Don’t put your name on the card. Pass them in.
  • 6. Get ready to Click
    Some slides will give you a chance to answer a question with your ResponseCard (“clicker”)
    Use only buttons 1/A through 0/J
    Press a button once; the display on your clicker will show your choice
    You can press a different button to change your answer as long as “polling: open” is displayed
  • 7. Is this your first semester at SCC?
    Yes
    No
  • 8. Have you ever had a library instruction session here or somewhere else?
    Yes
    No
  • 9. Which of the following services does the library NOT provide?
    Printing & copying
    Wireless internet
    Research assistance
    Tutoring
    Laptop checkouts
    Group study rooms
  • 10. Which of the following does the library NOT provide access to?
    All textbooks
    Electronic books
    Online journal articles
    Movies
  • 11. If you need research help from a librarian you can
    Call the library
    Use chat
    Come to the reference desk
    Any of the above
  • 12. In a college library, how are books arranged on the shelf?
    Alphabetically by author name
    Alphabetically by title
    By subject
    By size
  • 13. Which tool is used to find books a library owns?
    Google
    Periodical database
    Catalog
    None of the above
  • 14. TOPIC SELECTION
    Choose a topic you are truly interested in! (within the parameters of the assignment)
    Make sure you are neither
    Too broad
    Too narrow
  • 15. Topic: Nuclear power. Is it…
    Too broad
    Too narrow
    Just right
  • 16. Topic: The use of tasers by police to apprehend suspects. Is it…
    Too broad
    Too narrow
    Just right
  • 17. Topic: What is the effect of cigarette advertising on anorexic teenage girls? Is it..
    Too broad
    Too narrow
    Just right
  • 18. STRATEGIES FOR CHOOSING A TOPIC
    Brainstorm about what interests you
    Get ideas for topics from:
    CQ Researcher & Opposing Viewpoints
    Specialized encyclopedias
    Reputable websites
  • 19. CQ RESEARCHER & OPPOSING VIEWPOINTS
    CQ Researcher-comprehensive, balanced reports on a variety of controversial or current topics/issues
    Opposing Viewpoints-articles & essays on a variety of controversial or current topics
    Use both to get ideas for topics
  • 20. Off Campus Login
  • 21. SPECIALIZED ENCYCLOPEDIAS
    Good place to start if you don’t know very much about a topic.
    http://tinyurl.com/ydueqo7
  • 22. REPUTABLE WEBSITES
    What makes a website reputable or trusthworthy?
  • 23. EVALUATING WEBSITES
  • 24. IS WIKIPEDIA REPUTABLE?
  • 25. ADVANCED GOOGLE SEARCHING
  • 26. OTHER RESOURCES FOR TOPIC SELECTION
    http://library.weber.edu/ref/guides/howto/topicselection.cfm
    http://www.pcc.edu/library/research/how_select_topic.html
    http://www.stonybrook.edu/library/tutorial/mod1/index.shtml

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