Annotated Bibliography / Introduction to Disciplines

Submitted by Elizabeth Galoozis on March 2nd, 2016
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Short Description: 

This annotated bibliography assignment has five different versions for five different groups of disciplines: arts, humanities, social analysis (social sciences), life and physical sciences, and quantitative reasoning. Each is meant to give students a way to identify and explore the key types of scholarly sources in those disciplinary categories; for example, to understand what is meant by a primary source in each category. The titles of these disciplinary categories are specific to the General Education Seminar categories at my institution, as are the titles of the research guides suggested in the assignment. It could be used as a precursor to a research paper or as a standalone assignment.

Learning Outcomes: 

Identify the contributions that different types of information sources (e.g., experimental research, creative works, primary sources, theory) make to disciplinary knowledge.

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Course Context (e.g. how it was implemented or integrated): 

This assignment is part of a suite of resource,s including tutorials and library instruction, for the General Education seminar, a course for first-year students meant to introduce them to modes of disciplinary inquiry.

Additional Instructor Resources (e.g. in-class activities, worksheets, scaffolding applications, supplemental modules, further readings, etc.): 

The other resources for this course may be found at

Suggested Citation: 
Galoozis, Elizabeth. "Annotated Bibliography / Introduction to Disciplines." CORA (Community of Online Research Assignments), 2016.