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IS 201: Life in Urban America (B. Bousquet)

Prepare for the session

Hello there!

We have found that our short time together can be maximized if your group does a little preparation ahead of time.

Using the pages on this guide, complete the tasks listed below with your group (this is not an individual assignment). Then keep track of your notes or answers on the linked document below.


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Evaluating Sources This is a thinking task to refresh your memory.
Current info What type of current information about your topic will you need to find? This task is making a short list.
Historical context Look up your topic in both Credo Reference and AVON. Write down the keywords you tried and whether or not you found a source you like in either database. This task is a “keeping track of what we did” task.
Databases hat general subject category does your topic fall into? (i.e., health, medicine, education, psychology, criminal justice, etc). Is there a database that covers that category? If so, write it down. This is a “writing down the answer” task.
Statistics What types of statistical data would be useful for your topic? This task is making a short list.


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