Finding & Working with Sources
Assessing Sources with Strategic Reading
This in-class exercise helps students to assess and identify different types of sources. It focuses considerable attention on visual signifiers that differentiate different types of sources.
Following a Citation Trail
This set of activities encourages students to understand how they can use sources to read their way into an ongoing scholarly or public conversation by working closely with citations, Google Scholar, and library workshop skills.
From Google to Academic Search Premiere: Comparing Search Engines and Outcomes
In this activity, students compare search results for topic searches in Google, a database, and Searchworks to better understand the different search mechanisms available to them in their research.
Searching for BEAM (Background, Exhibit, Argument, and Method) to Guide Research
This activity, derived from Joseph Bizup, teaches research by helping students understand their sources through a rhetorical framework.