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Course Reserve Readings

Check under the TABs for the various sessions - example   "Session 1 - Introduction"


    Course Text

    The RIL course text may be purchased at the CNR bookstore located on the New Rochelle Campus or it may be ordered through

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    Writing Research Papers - James D. Lester; James D. Lester
    Call Number: On Reserves at all Gill Libraries: LB2369 .L4 2012
    ISBN: 9780205059331
    Publication Date: 2011-06-20
    This market-leading text provides readers with step-by-step guidance through the research writing process, from selecting and narrowing a topic to formatting the finished document. Writing Research Papers backs up its instruction with the most complete array of samples of any writing guide of this nature. The text continues its extremely thorough and accurate coverage of citation styles for a wide variety of disciplines. The fourteenth edition maintains Lester's successful approach while bringing new writing and documentation updates to assist the student researcher in keeping pace with electronic sources.   Available in two formats-perfect-bound and spiral-bound with tabs, a handier format at a slightly higher price)-Lester's text is one that readers will keep throughout their college careers.


    Other Related Texts (Optional Resources)

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    Teaching Information Literacy - Joanna M. Burkhardt; Mary C. MacDonald
    Call Number: Selections from this book are recommended as reserve item assigned readings.
    ISBN: 083891053X
    Publication Date: 2010-04-01
    Updated to todays ever-expanding world of electronic information, Teaching Information Literacy, Second Edition, is the best single resource for fundamental information literacy instruction. Covering the basics of planning, collecting, and evaluating the exercies in the book. *Address one or more of the ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education *Promote conceptual and applied skills via active learning, problem-based learning, and resource based learning *Are ready for use by reference and instruction librarians at colleges and community colleges, as well as others responsible for teaching students how to conduct research These 50 lessons can be used as a full semester course or as a single focused seminar or workshop, and show how to engage with electronic and print information resources alike.

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    The Elements of Library Research - Mary W. George (Editor)
    ISBN: 9780691131504
    Publication Date: 2008-08-25
    To do solid academic research, college students need to look beyond the computer search engine. This short, practical book introduces students to the important components of the information-seeking process.The Elements of Library Researchprovides a foundation for success in any research assignment, from a freshman paper to a senior thesis.Unlike guides that describe the research process but do not explain its logic, this book focuses entirely on basic concepts, strategies, tools, and tactics for research--in both electronic and print formats. Drawing on decades of experience with undergraduates, reference librarian Mary George arms students with the critical thinking skills and procedures they need to approach any academic project with confidence.Ways to turn a topic into a research questionTechniques for effective online searchesHow to evaluate primary and secondary sourcesWhen and how to confer with reference librarians and facultyHow to avoid plagiarismGlossary of key terms, from Boolean search to peer reviewChecklists, timelines, and hints for successful research projects


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