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FYW1050 Introduction to College Writing (McDonough) Fall 2018

Welcome

This guide was created for you in an effort to help you find credible, scholarly resources for your FYW 1050 course assignments. The information contained in this guide will directly relate to you work in First Year Writing. Use the tabs on the side to locate the information you need.  If you don't find what you are looking for or need help navigating this guide, don't hesitate to contact a McQuade Librarian. Good luck with your research!

Session One

FYW Session 1 Goals

1. Learn which library tool is most appropriate for your research

2. Find books & articles using library resources

3. Learn to develop effective searches to gather information about a topic.

MackSearch

Think of MackSearch like Google, but created specifically for McQuade- easy searching but with more credible results. MackSearch does a combination search of the NOBLE Catalog as well as most of our databases, so typically you'll get a lot a results back. This can sometimes be a bit overwhelming, but fortunately, you have several options to refine and limit your results list to find exactly what you're looking for. In MackSearch you'll find books, e-books, journal articles, streaming media, news briefs, and more.      

NOBLE Catalog

Use the NOBLE Catalog to find books, e-books, dvds, and streaming videos from McQuade, as well as the 26 other libraries in our consortium (NOBLE). If another library has something you want, request it through interlibrary loan (ILL) at no charge and pick it up at the Help Desk on the first floor when it arrives. 

Opposing Viewpoints

Opposing Viewpoints is a database that covers social issues and supports science, social studies, current events, and language art. In Opposing Viewpoints you'll find journal, news, and magazine articles, streaming media, websites, and reference materials.    

Session Two

FYW Session 2 Goals
1. Learn how to think critically about information & evaluate sources
2. Learn how to properly cite sources

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