ID 305W

Academic Research

This course will provide knowledge of research strategies. It will guide the student through the research process beginning with developing a focused research topic, choosing a variety of resources, navigating various research databases, searching and evaluating information, and ending with an annotated bibliography and literature review. Topics will include the information cycle, keyword searching, truncation, Boolean operators, evaluating sources, plagiarism, and ethical and legal use of information. Prerequisite: English 101 and 102 or English 103H. Credit, 3 hours.