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Welcome to the Summer Institute Library Research Hub! 

What's the purpose of the Library Research Seminar?

The library research seminar will help you develop the college-level research skills necessary to find, evaluate, and cite resources, like scholarly, peer-reviewed sources, for your ES 112 Writing Assignment #2. These skills, also called "information literacy" skills, will benefit you throughout your college career and beyond.

What's on this guide?

In this guide, you'll find the library research seminar presentation slides, handouts, and some research tips and strategies.

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Seminar Presentation Slides

Below are the presentation slides for the library research seminar sessions. To view the presentation speaker notes, select the stacked three dots on the slideshow and choose open speaker notes OR tap slide and press S. View, print, and/or download the slides here.


Below are handouts with tips and strategies for identifying scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles, evaluating information sources for credibility, and distinguishing between different types of articles.

Research Tips and Strategies


If you'd like to venture beyond the OneSearch catalog to find a scholarly, peer-reviewed source for your ES 112 Writing Assignment #2, try one of the databases below.

Find and Evaluate Information Resources

Citation Resources

End of Seminar Evaluation