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Library/Internet Research Exercise: Study of Language for   Teachers 

Name______________________Due:________________

Use the research guide to access appropriate tools and resources.

1. Use the library catalog to find a book of interest to your pedagogy project. Read a chapter or at least several pages. Provide the title, URL and a brief summary of what you read.

Title:                                                    URL:

Brief Summary:

 

 

 

 

2. Explore the online and print Reference resources listed in your research guide. Find and read an article on your topic in one of the sources listed, or in another reference source and provide a brief summary.

Title of reference book or encyclopedia:                                   Article Title:

Summary: 

 

 

 

 

3. Use the Oxford English Dictionary (Use remote access off campus) on the Web, or in print, Find two words in use today that are at least 300 years old. Attach a copy of page documenting the history of the word.

4. Use ERIC article database to find an article reference to a scholarly journal article on your topic. Attach a copy of the citation. Does Stewart Library subscribe to this journal? ________If yes, check our catalog and supply the call number_________.

 

5. Use MLA Bibliography to find an article reference to a scholarly journal article on your topic.  Attach a copy of the citation. Does Stewart Library subscribe to this journal? ________If yes, check our catalog and supply the call number_________.

 

6. Use another article database, not MLA or Eric, to find an article of interest. Print and attach the citation. Feel free to ask a librarian for a suggestion! List the name of database used:______________________.

 

7. Optional: If you have no experience using Interlibrary loan (ILL) this is a good way to learn. If you have good experience using ILL and don't need any offsite materials you do not have to complete this question : Use the list of works cited, notes or the bibliography from one of the the above articles (found for questions 5 or 6) to find another article of interest. order this article by Interlibrary loan using the Web ILL form. Attach a copy of the ILL confirmation form.

8. Explore the Web resources listed on the research guide. Select one of the sites listed, or another site useful for your pedagogy project and provide a description and evaluation of the site. Why is it useful? What makes it a good site? What are its limitations?

Brief evaluation:

 

 

 

 

 

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