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Summer Institute 2021

Welcome to Summer Institute 2021 Library Research Seminars Guide!

Welcome to the Summer Institute 2021 Library Research Seminar guide. We are excited to work with you over the course of three weeks during Summer Institute. You will attend one library research seminar each week (3 in total) where you will learn about library resources and services that will help and support you as you work on your ENGL 150 and ES 112 writing assignments. 

This guide is the hub for all library-related Summer Institute materials. In this guide you will find:

  • A copy of the Library Research Seminar presentation slides and speaker notes.
  • A link for the Library Research Tutorial and Assignment (homework) due: 
  • Three handouts that offer tips and strategies for a) finding articles in OneSearch and library databases, b) identifying scholarly, peer reviewed journal articles and c) evaluating information sources for credibility.
  • One pre-library seminar survey (due prior to attending Week 1) and one post-library seminar survey (due after attending Week 3).

For library or research assistance (for example, finding an article in OneSearch or a library database), visit the 24/7 Live Chat Help. For questions specific to Summer Institute Library Research Seminars, email Mercedes at meruther@calpoly.edu.

Library Seminar Surveys

Task: Complete the pre-library seminar survey to tell us about your prior research experience.

Due Date: Before attending your Week 1 Library Research Seminar either on Tuesday, July 27 or Wednesday, July 28.

Task: Complete the final library seminar survey to reflect on what you learned and your confidence in completing assignments. 

Due Date: At the end of your Week 3 Library Research Seminar on either Monday, August 9 or Tuesday, August 10. 

Library Research Tutorial Assignment (homework)

Task: Complete the tutorial (linked within the assignment) and assignment to practice searching OneSearch, and find and evaluate one peer-reviewed journal article.

Due Date: Sunday, August 8th, 2021 at 11:59 pm. You will receive a copy of your submission with your email address below. Your ENGL 150 Instructor will tell you how to submit the assignment for credit.

Library Seminar Handouts

These handouts offer tips and strategies for a) finding articles in OneSearch and library databases, b) identifying scholarly, peer reviewed journal articles, and c) evaluating information sources for credibility.

SI Library Research Seminars (Slides)

Below are the presentation slides for all library research seminar sessions. To view the presentation speaker notes and locate resource links, select the stacked three dots on the slideshow and choose open speaker notes OR tap slide and press S.