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Sample Research Writing (WR121) Workshop


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Sample Research Writing (WR121) Workshop

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Sample Research Writing (WR121) Workshop

  1. 1. WR121: Research Workshop Librarian: “ Coffee and Moleskin III.” . 6 January 2008.
  2. 2. Learning Objectives <ul><li>Realize the complexity of the information landscape </li></ul><ul><li>Understand that each type of information has a specific purpose, author, and audience </li></ul><ul><li>Navigate the information resources available to Emerson students </li></ul>
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  4. 4. Type Author Audience Purpose Scholarly Sources Academics, experts Other experts Advance scholarship Trade Publications Professionals Other professionals Inform the profession News Journalists General public Report events Popular / Entertainment Varies - freelance writers, journalists General public Tell interesting stories, explain issues Government Information Government officials, employees Varies – government, general public Inform the public Special Interest Varies Interested parties Share opinion or expertise Unsubstantiated Unknown credentials Unable to determine Personal interest
  5. 5. Examine the entry for…
  6. 6. Find a book at Emerson about…
  7. 7. A cademic S earch P remier Find magazine articles about…
  8. 8. Find scholarly articles about…
  9. 9. More Scholarly Articles
  10. 10. Full-Text Finder Gunnarsson, Britt-Louise. “The Writing Process from a Sociolinguistic Viewpoint.” Written Communication 14.2 (1997) 139-188.
  11. 11. Set your “scholar preferences” to Emerson!
  12. 12. NoodleBib <ul><li>Create bibliographies </li></ul><ul><li>Take notes </li></ul><ul><li>Keep track of stuff </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>ASK AT THE REFERENCE DESK! </li></ul><ul><li>Google Talk [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>AIM EmersonReference </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo! EmersonReference </li></ul><ul><li>MSN [email_address] </li></ul>Questions?
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  18. 18. Research the company history of Reynolds American Inc.
  19. 19. Search for Lucky Strike ads. New York Times Historical Archive
  20. 20. Preview the book Writer’s Guidelines.
  21. 21. Find a media kit for
  22. 22. Find a biography of…
  23. 23. Find a timeline of articles about Boston Harbor.
  24. 24. Search for reports…