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English 1010/1011 and 1020 : Tutorials and Worksheets

Interactive Tutorials

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Keyword Tutorial

Complete this tutorial and assessment on developing keywords for effective searching.
Approximately 15-20 min. to complete.

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Evaluating Sources Tutorial

Complete this tutorial and assessment on source types, credibility, and bias. 

Approximately 10-15 min. to complete.

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Using the Databases Tutorial

This tutorial provides screenshots of 3 major databases to illustrate the basics of keyword searching, limiting results, evaluating the article and finding the full text.

Approximately 10 min. to read through.

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Citations For ENGL 1020 Tutorial

Watch this tutorial to learn how to get to the library's citing sources guide, learn to navigate the Owl at Purdue MLA style guide page, identify the parts of a citation when you're in a library database  and understand the usefulness and limitations of citation generators.

Approximately 5-10 minutes to complete.

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Tune up your research question

This worksheet guides you through background information gathering and keeping track of keywords and phrases in order to come up with a more targeted research question.

Refining a Topic

Work on developing a research topic by doing background research questions and exploring different perspectives or angles on a topic.

Read about keywords and practice on your own

Read this short 2 page document about the importance of selecting good keywords and practice with your own topic

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