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ENGL 101 & 011: For Faculty: "Investigative Skills" Workshop Materials

A dedicated research guide including library online tutorials for ENGL101/ENGL 011 classes.

ENGL 101 Library Instruction Options

Faculty, please fill out the Library Instruction Request form to set up an ENGL 101 workshop: 

  • You Quote It, You Note It: Avoiding Plagiarism in ENGL 101
  • Investigative Skills: Foundations of Searching in ENGL 101

Asynchronous materials are available, if you prefer to assign the content to students independently or use workshop components in your own class.

You may also use the instruction request form to schedule a custom library instruction session for your students, based on a research assignment. 

Asynchronous Materials: Investigative Skills: Foundations of Searching in ENGL 101

Librarians encourage faculty to have students attend a live, online drop-in workshop as scheduled. However, we understand that will not be feasible for all students. The materials linked below will allow faculty to teach the "Investigative Skills: Foundations of Searching in ENGL 101" library workshop in their own class session, or assign components to students. 

Session Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this lesson students will be able to: 

  • Identify various types of information sources and their content uses  
  • List two or three questions related to a given sample research topic 
  • Identify the differences between search tools available through the library 
  • Describe the use of AND when looking for information  
  • Conduct two searches in Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints, identifying changes in approach and in results between the two attempts 
  • Examine search results that meet and do not meet a given information need

Part One: Types of Sources & Library Search Tools

Part Two: Using Search Strategies to Find Sources in Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints

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