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Beginning of Class

Log in to a computer and go to

Your UCFid can be found on your UCF card. It is not your NID. 

Source Type Activity

  1. Skim the four resources below and determine whether it is a book chapter, journal article, news article, or magazine article. 
  2. What do you see that is similar about these resources? What is different? 
  3. Could you use each source in a compare and contrast paper? How? 

Search Strategies

Use “” quotations around more than one word to find an exact phrase. Ex: "greek letter societies" 

Use * to find multiples endings of the same word. Ex: teen* would find teen, teens, teenager, and teenagers