UNV 104 Grand Canyon Week 2 Discussion 1
The module lecture and readings have reviewed the reasons and importance of using library resources in your research. Explain why it is important to use resources retrieved from the online GCU Fleming Library vs. a general Internet search. In those instances where you need to do a search on the Internet, what guidelines should you follow? Why?
UNV 104 Grand Canyon Week 2 Discussion 2
In this module, you will be working on a Library Scavenger Hunt. The lecture from this week also discusses how to use the library to find sources when writing. As you’ve worked on this module, what have you learned that you feel will be the most useful to you when searching for a resource to support your essay? Suppose a new GCU student needs assistance with locating resources to complete an essay. Based on what you’ve learned this module, provide at least three tips to the student for navigating the GCU Library.
UNV 104 Grand Canyon Week 2 Assignment
Expository Essay: Pre-Writing Worksheet
GCU Fleming Library Scavenger Hunt and Gathering Resources Worksheet Overview: The
GCU Fleming Library will be a vital resource for you during your academic career. The Library contains a wealth of resources that will help you find, research, and broaden your understanding on any given topic. Learning to correctly use resources to support your writing is an essential component of
your academic success.
Directions: Each step of this assignment will ask you to navigate and explore different components of the GCU Fleming Library. There are seven steps, each containing a question. Record your answers to the questions in the appropriate sections.Before starting this Scavenger Hunt, review the short walk-through tutorial on the GCU Fleming Library. This tutorial consists of five short segments:
http://tutorials.gcumedia.com/libraryWalkThrough/vp02.swf If you have time, you can also attend the GCU Library Introduction Webinar. Sign up on this page: http://www.gcu.edu/Student-Life/Library/Webinar-Sign-Up.php
Step 1: How to Access the Library
There are a number of ways to access the library’s website. Use one of these to reach the Library Research & Resources page:
1. Go directly to the GCU Library Research & Resources page by typing http://www.gcu.edu/Student-Life/Library.php into your Internet browser and clicking “Enter”.
2. Under the “Access Library Resources” section on the right, select the “Library Research and Resources Page”.
List three ways you can contact the library for assistance, as listed on the Library Research &Resources page.
Step 2: How to Find Books
Books have increasingly become available electronically. Unfortunately, these are rarely free, unless they are in the public domain. Most public domain books are quite old, so if you wish to find more current books, the best place to go is the library website. Because you have access to the GCU Fleming Library, you have access to over 100,000 books—free.
Note: The library also lists the physical books available on the Phoenix campus. You can remove those from your search for your convenience. See below for instructions.
1. On the Library Research & Resources page, click the link that says: “Find Books and More”.
2. In the search box type: “study skills” and click the Search button.
3. Under “Form of Item” in the column on the left, click “Electronic”.
4. To access an electronic book of your choice, under the listing of the book, click the link below the word “Online,” or if that is not available, click the title of the book, and click the link that says “View E-resource” in the box below the title information.
Write the Title, Author, and Publisher of the 3rd book in the list of results you retrieved.
Step 3: Library Databases
The vast majority of resources available are in the library’s databases. These are collections of articles that you can access using various search platforms. Resources available include magazines, newspapers, reports, journal articles, encyclopedias, and streaming videos. The easiest way to find articles on your topic is to search in a database that specializes in your subject area. This allows you to search for more relevant information without having to sort through masses of sources not related to your topic.
1. On the Library Research & Resources page, click the link that says: “Find Journal Articles.”
2. Choose a Subject in the list located under “Find Databases by Subject.” (Hint: Choose one related to your degree program.)
3. Scroll down to see all of the databases relevant to this subject. Those in the first section under “Recommended” are the top databases in that area.
State what subject you chose and list the first three databases in this subject area:
Step 4: Narrowing Your Search for Articles
For this section, you will be working in a database called “Academic Search Complete.” ASCis a multidisciplinary database containing a variety of topics and types of resources including magazines, newspapers, and scholarly journals and publications. There will be times when it may seem easier to use magazines and newspapers, but in general, focusing on scholarly sources (mostly located in
peer-reviewed journal articles) will bring a stronger academic quality to your research. Follow the instructions below to access and begin searching in Academic Search Complete.
1. On the Library Research & Resources page, click the link “Find Journal Articles.”
2. In the box to the right titled “Don’t Know Where to Start.” click on “Academic Search Complete.”
3. Sign in if prompted, using your GCU login and password.
4. On the Search page, scroll down to the “Limit Your Results “section.
5. Check the box beside “Scholarly” (Peer Reviewed) journals and make sure “Full Text” is checked as well.
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