Basic First Year Communication Studies Assignment

Submitted by Raymond Pun on January 5th, 2016
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Short Description: 

A general worksheet for students to find key sources in selected databases for their assignments in Communication Studies.

Learning Outcomes: 

1. Understand different database features 2. Finding specific kind of resources: scholarly, secondary, trade publications 3. Become comfortable translating selected resources into APA citations

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

The assignment is delivered as a handout to supplement student's speech/research projects

Potential Pitfalls and Teaching Tips: 

Some programs will not use APA but will MLA or Chicago, different styles. Adapt when needed.

Suggested Citation: 
Pun, Raymond. "Basic First Year Communication Studies Assignment." CORA (Community of Online Research Assignments), 2016.


I like this worksheet, thanks for sharing. I was wondering - how does this worksheet get incorporated into library instruction? Do you discuss what students found between each task?

This is great. It encourages critical thinking and actual engagement with material. I will use this as an extra credit assignment (as is) for my 1 credit hour Library Resources online class. I added your name, affiliation, & year of pub to the document.