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WR 121 (Terrill) - Fall 2017

Session Goals

You will be able to . . .

  • Navigate the library's resources and tools.
  • Select appropriate search systems for your topic and/or assignment.
  • Evaluate sources and their information by examining their purpose, authority, currency, objectivity, coverage, accuracy, and relevance.
  • Identify "popular" vs scholarly sources.
  • Understand and explain the purpose of peer review.
  • Understand and explain plagiarism.

You will be able to . . .

  • Generate search terms related to your topic.
  • Learn the difference between searching the internet, the catalog and academic databases.
  • Use Search@CULibraries and individual databases to find relevant sources.
  • Improve your search results by using pro-tips.
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Research Help

The purpose of this guide is to help you become efficient and effective researchers and to introduce you to library research tools. Please do not hesitate to contact us for assistance!

  • Ask a Librarian (search our FAQ knowledge base and/or email your question)
  • Chat with a Librarian (available 24/7; staffed by a CU Librarian M-F from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm)
  • Visit us at the reference desk or call Monday - Friday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm: 503.493.6462