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FYW: History of Detective Fiction (Oakes): Research Objectives and Assistance

Information Fluency Objectives for First Year Writing Seminars

First Year Students will understand how to...

  • navigate the library's website

  • wield reference sources to help refine a broad topic and to identify important keywords and synonyms related to that topic

  • use the library catalog to discover books and media on their research topic

  • identify and employ appropriate subject-specific academic databases and other tools for researching their topic

  • construct effective database searches using Boolean logic, nesting, truncation, and field searching

  • locate the full text of books, articles, and other discovered sources based on the citation information

  • appreciate the distinct characteristics and advantages of various publication types and how information flows through them chronologically

  • evaluate resources for authority, accuracy, timeliness, relevance, and purpose

  • seek research help from librarians with an awareness of the ease, safety, and benefits of doing so

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Mary Fairbairn
Contact:
James B. Duke Library
Furman University
3300 Poinsett Highway
Greenville, SC 29613
864-294-3226