To get started today, log into a classroom computer or your own personal laptop, tablet, etc. and open the MRU Library website https://library.mtroyal.ca/
How to find the ENGL 2211 course guide:
If you have a question or comment, before or during class, and would rather not shout, you can ask it here - and I'll answer it during class.
By the end of class, you will be able to:
Developing Your Topic:
Quality refers to how trustworthy and reputable your source is.
In literary studies, primary texts take two forms:
Research, criticism, and analysis about the primary sources, the creator(s) of the primary source, or the era of the primary source
Scholarly Articles and Books
What is peer-review?
When a source has been peer-reviewed it has undergone the review and scrutiny of a review board of colleagues in the author's field. They evaluate this source as part of the body of research for a particular discipline and make recommendations regarding its publication in a journal, revisions prior to publication, or, in some cases, reject its publication.
Less is More: Start with one or two words and then add one additional term at a time
Phrase searching: Use "quotation marks" around key ideas made up of multiple words
Truncation: 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:
What are the best tools for the information that I need?
General Search Tools
Subject Specific Search Tools
Citing and Referencing in MLA