By the end of this class you will be able to:
Video Guides (Fall 2020)
You are giving a panel discussion based on research on a topic that your group has selected. You will need to use the library's resources to find the information you need for the panel dicussion.
Before you begin to search
Real or fake news?
Try looking up the information at https://www.snopes.com/
When writing academically, your are expected to use the best sources available to you. Keep in mind, that scholarly sources are less accessible (from an English language perspective) than non-scholarly sources. Here are some important sources that meet the requirements of the presentation.
Less is more: Start with one or two words and then add one additional term at a time
Search phrases: Use "quotation marks" around key ideas made up of multiple words
Search different spellings: Use an asterisk * to find different endings to your keywords
Use limits: These refine (narrow) your search using different restrictions
You can combine all the above in your search:
Why do we cite and reference sources?
How do I start referencing? Use the "cite" option, found in many search tools, to put your source into APA format.
What if there is no "cite" option? Use the MRU citation guide (and ask for help at the service desk) https://library.mtroyal.ca/citation/