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ENGL 101/107 - First-Year Composition

Librarian

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Jeremiah Paschke-Wood
Contact:
Main Library A403
(520) 621-7236

Introduction

Currently, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the only library open on campus to undergraduate students at UArizona is the Albert B. Weaver Science-Engineering Library. Weaver Science-Engineering Library has limited study space available at this time. Main Library on campus is scheduled to be opened at some point in the Fall 2020 semester, health regulations permitting. You can still check out technology from a desk near the entrance to Main Library. 

If you need research help, you can either contact your librarian, at jpaschkewood@arizona.edu, or use the library's Chat service, which is available 9 am-9 pm, seven days a week. 

For other assistance or questions, visit our Quick Answers

Activity 1: Welcome to the UA Libraries!

Start off with this tutorial on using library resources:

Activity 2: Prepare for your community profile assignment

First, watch this short video.

 

Next, use this worksheet to help you identify a person or community to interview and some questions to ask for your profile assignment.

Activity 3: Think about how citations fit into the research conversation

Look over this refresher on using citations. You will be using MLA or APA style in this course.

Read this article: Hundreds Fail to Spot Plagiarism.

Directions for your own citations in this course:

  • Ask your instructor which citation style you will be using. The UA Libraries provide citation guides for:
  • Along with following a format for this course, you should understand that there are different citation styles to follow in different disciplines. You will need to learn a style and use it in your projects as you progress through your education. Keep these ideas in mind when using citations:
    • Think about how citations allow you to make bigger connections between what you have learned through research and your own ideas as you write.
    • Complete the Accidental plagiarism tutorial to learn when, why, and how to cite your sources in your papers.

Activity 4: Look for resources

These activities will help you locate your two published sources on your community or community member.