What Exactly IS that Source You are Quoting From?

Submitted by Gail Gradowski on May 25th, 2018
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Short Description: 

This is a 65-minute workshop designed for 1st year composition students who will be using periodical sources in their research. Students will practice writing contextualizing statements, e.g. describing authors, genres, types of periodicals, for a variety of information sources of the type they will be using in their own research projects.

Learning Outcomes: 

• Identify different types of periodical information sources;
• Describe different periodical information sources;
• Identify relevant author credentials;
• Describe relevant author credentials;
• Compose a valid contextualizing statement describing an information source.

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Potential Pitfalls and Teaching Tips: 

When deciding on the link to use to the various periodical sources, it is a good idea to provide variety, e.g. EBSCO, Proquest, Sage. The first challenge for students will be to identify the title of the periodical source itself.

Suggested Citation: 
Gradowski, Gail. "What Exactly IS that Source You are Quoting From?." CORA (Community of Online Research Assignments), 2018.