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ERIC Number: EJ909112
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0098-6291
The Library's New Relevance: Fostering the First-Year Student's Acquisition, Evaluation, and Integration of Print and Electronic Materials
Hlavaty, Greg; Townsend, Murphy
Teaching English in the Two-Year College, v38 n2 p149-160 Dec 2010
Modern composition instructors often use and teach research methods for Internet search engines and electronic databases. It is not their intent to turn back the clock. However, if they can help students connect the world of Internet searches and the university library, they can promote information literacy in its broadest sense by developing students' understanding of where this information originates, how to find various types of sources, and how to evaluate search results. Composition instructors can open the students' world to a greater variety of sources that are not available via the Internet, and strengthen their research skills in the process. This article offers a review of some of the best-teaching practices for combining composition assignments with library orientation sessions, followed by a description of a composition/library orientation sequence that the authors have implemented at Elon University. The first-year composition/library orientation assignment actively engages students' research endeavors in the library's physical holdings. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina