Welcome to the LibGuide for Critical Thinking and Writing. The purpose of this guide is to supplement the in-class library instruction sessions. In this guide, you will find the library assignments and handouts from the in-class sessions, as well as helpful information to assist you in completing the assignments and starting your research.
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First, assign roles for your group.
Leader: Open the source and share it on the screen. (Choose one of the three sources above - Reference article, News article, or Journal article.)
Questioner: Ask the questions about the source (below).
Recorder: Take notes on the group’s answers.
Choose one of the three sources and answer the following questions about the source.
What type of author(s) wrote the source?
What type of source is it?
a. Primary source – a report of original research that was personally done by the author(s) of the source
b. Secondary source – the author(s) cite research done by others
c. Tertiary source – the author(s) summarize secondary sources and general information about the topic
By what process was this source published?
Where/how would you locate this source?
a. Google search
b. Library catalog
c. Library article database
d. Browsing in the library
How might this type of source be useful for your research?
a. Background information – basic/general information, facts, definitions
b. A specific examination of a narrow aspect of the topic
c. Alerts me to recent information about the topic
d. An in-depth discussion of the topic