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First Year Instruction Initiative

Goal

As the level of difficulty of research projects increases, so must students’ abilities. The goal of the first year initiative is to have all students master a few basic library competencies to aid them in their first year of college-level research.

Your Librarians

Librarians are matched to every section of the participating courses; the librarians will contact the instructor within the first week of the semester.

Participating Courses

  • DS 095: Developmental Support Lab
  • DS 097: Intermediate Reading
  • DS 098: Intermediate English
  • EDHE 101: Academic Skills for College
  • EDHE 105: The First Year Experience
  • WRIT 100: Introduction to College Writing
  • WRIT 101: First-Year Writing I
  • WRIT 102: First-Year Writing II
  • SPCH 102: Fundamentals of Public Speaking
  • SPCH 105: Business and Professional Speech
  • LIBA 102: First Year Seminar
  • HON 101: First Year Seminar
  • HON 102: First Year Seminar

Outcomes

1. Recognize where to seek library research help online using Ask-A-Librarian; 
2. Focus and articulate an information need by identifying keywords, synonyms and related terms for a specific research query; 
3. Differentiate between an article and book in citation format;
4. Identify the title of a book, the title of an article and the title of a journal; 
5. Evaluate information retrieved to assess for relevance based on a specific topic.

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