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Things that students often don't know

These assumptions can often be the difference between the success or failure of an assignment:

Foundation-Level Skills:

  1. What is peer review
  2. Boolean operators
  3. When to use the catalog and when to use an article database
  4. What is plariarism and how to aviod it
  5. Why they need to cite
  6. How to paraphrase
  7. How to cite

Thematic Sequence level skills:

  1. How to narrow or broaden a topic based upon search results
  2. How to search around topic
  3. Recognize bias in sources and use sources accordingly
  4. Understand the relative value of different types of sources

Capstone Level

  1. Citation Searching (bibliometric analysis)
  2. Incorporation of primary sources in the correct manner
  3. Able to incorporate information that is counter to their thesis

This is not to say that students in 400 level courses will all have mastery of the foundation and thematic level skills, but this breakdown can serve as a guideline for assignment creation and expectations.

      

    Info Lit Resources

    Plagiarism Resources

    Below are some links about citation and plagarism.

    • Avoiding Plagarism
      Purdue University's Online Writing Lab's tutorial for students about plagiarism.
    • APA Citation -- OWL
      Purdue's guide to APA style and citation.
    • Google Scholar
      If you suspect plagiarism, you can try searching the suspected passage into a web search engine and/or a full-text database. Google and Google Scholar are both good choices.

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