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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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
a. Google search
b. Library catalog
c. Library article database
d. Browsing in the library
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