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ENGL 181: Engineering Communications for Senior Design: Home

Information for engineering students working on their senior design (capstone) projects.


Search Library Resources to complete this assignment.

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Announcing the Library Undergraduate Research Awards

Did you enjoy the research you did in this class? Are you writing an award-winning paper? If your answer is yes, be sure to submit your paper for the:

(Two awards of $1000 offered each year)

Deadline to apply is April 20, 2018
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Separating Fact from Fiction

PREWORK: What are you working on & identifying your keywords

Class Outcomes

Authority is constructed and contextual. Check the AUTHORITY of your sources - make sure they know what they are talking/writing about.

Information has value.  Yes, there's a lot of free information on the internet, but do consider what's not available there and why.

Searching as strategic exploration.  Searching for information is often nonlinear and iterative (ie. requiring repetition and practice). You evaluate the sources you find, and follow leads from what you have to recognizing what else you need.

From the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy:

Annotated Bibliography vs. Literature Review

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