This guide is to be used for INT199 Information Navigation & Information at Fontbonne University. Each tab addresses content covered in Chapter 1 of The College Student's Research Companion and additional content from the first Module.
Last Updated: Jan 25, 2013
The college student's research companion : finding, evaluating, and citing the resources you need to succeed
Most students faced with writing a research paper probably start at the same place, Google. Here is a guide that will save students from fruitless, random web searching. The authors, one formerly an academic librarian who now teaches college English, and the other coauthor of Going Beyond Google, provide up-to-date guidance for using traditional and online sources. Students will learn to select a topic, find and evaluate the best information in both print and electronic formats, and produce accurate and complete citations based on current versions of important styles guides and web resources. Each chapter includes exercises that reinforce the instruction and guidance. A companion website accompanies this new edition to give readers hot links for all of the book's URLs, and supplementary materials including additional exercises and examples that help clarify how to apply the techniques. This book is filled with real world examples, illustrative diagrams, and screen shots, and will be a useful guide for anyone aspiring to write an excellent research paper on their own or following this text in a research skills or information literacy course.
This Libguide's intended focus is to help students prepare for and work on assignments for Chapter 1 of The College Student's Research Companion textbook assigned for the course INT199: Information, Navigation, and Evaluation.
Assignments can be found on Blackboard or, if you need to get to the Fontbonne website, just click here.
Planning out your research is a crucial first step to writing a research paper. Time managment is important in order to ensure that research is not left until the last minute. Initial steps to planning your research include:
- Brainstorming what types of sources you need to help you collect information about your topic
- Figuring out where you will find these sources and how to locate them
- Budgeting your time so that you have plenty of room to do your research before you sit down to write your paper
Click the link here to link up to a website that helps you plan your time.