This section of my English 101 instruction guide is for resources specific to students enrolled in sections taught by Professor Jaime Brody, who are working with Digital Scholarship Librarian Colleen Greene. These resources are in addition to those covered throughout the rest of this guide.
Students will create an annotated bibliography, which will lead to a persuasive argument. They need to find reputable sources and counter arguments, and two of the sources need to be peer-reviewed articles.
At the end of our instruction session, you will be able to:
The CRAAP Criteria:
Our Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints database to use for undergraduate research because it is multi-disciplinary in scope, so it is applicable to almost any academic subject and research topic. And since it’s a Pollak Library database, you can be certain that the sources you will encounter in this database are academic level research sources.
This infographic highlights sections of the Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints database that can be extremely helpful for your class assignment. This database provides:
OneSearch is the Pollak Library's discovery tool that allows you to search many, but not all, of our research databases at the same time. Think of it as a mega database. Because OneSearch indexes and searches across many of our databases, it is an excellent tool to use when starting a new research project.
Take this interactive tutorial to learn about navigating the Library's homepage and using the OneSearch tool to locate articles, books, and more!
OneSearch in One Minute (1:01)
Watch this Pollak Library video to learn how to use OneSearch in just sixty seconds!
Following are examples of how to look for the full-text downloadable PDF copy of an article, and where to export the suggested citation.
Professor Brody's classes use the MLA citation style.
This tutorial offers an introduction to MLA 9th edition citation style and the resources available for consultation.
Explore the Pollak Library's Citations guide, in particular the two visual Infographic cheat sheets for MLA 9th and 9th editions.