Welcome to Researching Information Communities (Module 4)

You’ll find Module 4 here – an introduction to graduate-level research and writing, which will not only help you do the writing assignments for this class, but also with research papers assigned in future courses.

Action Items:

  • Please view this Video Intro to the week’s work.
  • Because we use feeds and readers for this section of 200, individual post URL submissions to Canvas are not required. At the end of the semester, you will submit your blog URL to Canvas for grading. The Reflection Blog assignment is cumulative.
  • For this site: If you haven’t added a profile pic or avatar, please do so by editing your Profile under the top right hand menu on our site. Remember: you can use any image to represent yourself in class. I’d also suggest doing it at the LIBR 200 Community Site as well.
  • Try using an @username to give another classmate a shout out or send me a public thought with @michael. See this post for more info.
  • The Book Review is due 9/24. You will publish it on your blog and submit the URL to Canvas. Many of you may be reading your selection now and will soon be getting started on the review.
  • Thanks for all your blog posts for Reflection Blog Post #2. I will be reading them this week. NOTE: you do not submit anything to Canvas for the reflection blogging until the end of the assignment.

Reflection Blogging Due Dates:

  • Upcoming: Blog Post #3 due 10/1 : Report on the information-seeking behavior and information needs of chosen community from your preliminary research. Utilize theories covered in the lectures and assigned readings and your own explorations to craft your post. Cite the research you’ve found so far concerning your chosen community. Be sure to read over the helper for reflection post #3.

 Upcoming Assignments Due Dates:

2 thoughts on “Welcome to Researching Information Communities (Module 4)

  1. Jayelene Lyons

    @michael Whoa, that was a lot of information. I have used a modified Chicago/Turabian (author/date) method in the past for my history classes in my undergraduate work. It looks like APA is a little different but you have given me plenty of sources to figure it out. Thanks so much!!

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