In class today, we’ll do a quick search activity using the WSU Library Databases.
I’ll ask one of you to offer up your research question as we look at the ProQuest database.
From there, your groups will be assigned to try to find a relevant source in the following resources in the ENG 1020 Library Guide:
- Academic OneFile
- The Detroit Free Press
- CQ Researcher
- Gale Opposing Viewpoints
As a comment or reply to this post, one member in your group should write a note explaining the following, and listing all group members names in the comment:
- What database did you use?
- How did you search for a text?
- What source did you decide to look at?
- What’s a one-sentence summary of the content of that source?
- How did you decide whether it is credible or relevant?
If there’s time, you’ll demonstrate to the rest of the class how you found that source and why you think it might be a good one.
Over the weekend, you’ll work on finding your first source, and narrating your search and reporting relevant content in your next draft of the I-Search. You’ll bring your new draft in on Tuesday (see other post from today).
On Tuesday 10/13, we’ll follow this activity up with practice analyzing and evaluating sources.