Posted: August 5th, 2022

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Type of sources: You must have at least 5 references using any combination of the 3 sources.

1) Use an Internet search engine (Google, Bing, Yahoo) to identify a web page containing information on your topic. **Do not use non-academic sources such as Ask, About, eNotes, Wikipedia, Shmoop, Gradesaver, eHow, or Answers.com. Evaluate the credibility and reliability of the website/ source. If you are not sure, ask your instructor, librarian, or tutor in the ARC.

2) Use a library database (Plaza Library’s ProQuest, Ebsco, Novel, or Public Library database) to identify a source containing information on your topic; preferably from a journal

3) Visit a public library and/or Bruson Hall Library. Ask the librarian for assistance and identify one print source or ebook: a book on your topic

Five sources are required for your project. The five sources must include: An Internet search engine (1), a library database (1), and an e-book or print book (1). Two additional sources are required and can be any combination of the above.Check with your instructor, if you plan to use any other type of source for the two additional references, not listed.

For the remaining 2 sources, select the appropriate source page provided.When you submit your information literacy forms, you should have five forms. You may use your textbook, but the textbook is not to be included in the five sources.

Type of Source:

Author(s)_

__

“Title of Specific Web Page, Article

Name of Website:

Name of Publisher/Sponsor:

Date of Posting/Last Updating: _ ______Retrieval date:

1) What criteria make this source reliable and credible?

2) How did you use this source in your paper? Explain the kind of information you found that supports your paper.

3) Give one example of a fact you found from the source:

4) Give one example of an opinion you found from the source

:

5)

After examination of this source, identify one direct quote and one paraphrase that you can use (Use signal phrases, quotations marks, and in-text citations.)

Direct Quote #

Paraphrase

Type of Source: Library Database

Evaluate Sources

Specify the type of source:

Accessed from a Library’s Database

Author(s)_

“Title of :

Name of Journal:

Volume number: _______ Issue number: ______

Publication date: Retrieval date: __

Name of database service:

Name of specific database:

1) What criteria make this source reliable and credible?

2) How did you use this source in your paper? Explain the kind of information you found that supports your paper.

3) Give one example of a fact you found from the source:
4) Give one example of an opinion you found from the source

After examination of this source, identify one direct quote and one paraphrase that you can use (Use signal phrases, quotations marks, and in-text citations.)

Direct Quote #1:

Paraphrase:


Type of source: E-Book or Print Book

Visit a public library and/or Bruson Hall Library. Ask the librarian for assistance and identify one print source or ebook: a book on your topic.

Book: Fill in the correct information from the copyright page.

Book Title: _________________________________________________

Author(s): __________________________________________________

Or Editor(s): ________________________________________________

City of Publication: ___________________________________________

Name of Publisher: ___________________________________________

Year of Publication: ___________________________________________

Date of Access (ebooksonly)____________________________________

Source/ Collection/ File type (ebooks only) _________________________

1) What chapter or section of the book did you find most useful? What is the connection to your topic?

2) How did you use this source in your paper? Explain the kind of information you found that supports your paper.

3) After examination of this source, identify one direct quote and one paraphrase that will support your paper (Use signal phrases, quotations marks, and in-text citations.)

Direct Quote #1:

Paraphrase:

There are five sources required and each citation is worth 20 pts. Points will be taken off for all errors.

*Instructions for APA format are available from your instructor, the Bruson Hall Library, and the Academic Resources Center and website. You can also find an example of an MLA Works Cited page on the back of this page.


References

Source: Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Developing Research & Communication Skills. Guidelines for Information Literacy in the Curriculum. Philadelphia: MSCE, 2003.

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