A Research Guide for a Literature in Translation Course

Librarians at Memorial Library teach library instruction sessions for sections of a Literature in Translation course. To facilitate students’ research during the library visit and afterwards, librarians create a research guide accessible through the Canvas course …

Acknowledging, Paraphrasing, and Quoting Sources

  The Writing Center (writing.wisc.edu) When you write at the college level, you often need to integrate material from published sources into your own writing. This means you need to be careful not to plagiarize: …

A Primary Source Paper in Legal Studies

Professor Mitra Sharafi Legal Studies 450: Law and Colonialism Description This assignment aims to introduce you to the challenges of working with original historical sources (i.e. sources written around the time of the event in …

A Theatre and Drama Library Assignment

  Kelly Bremner (Theatre and Drama) Assignment 2—15% of final grade You are interning as a dramaturg for New Classics, a theatre company in London. You have been assigned to the upcoming performance of Anouilh’s …

A Précis of a Research Article in Journalism

Professor Robert HawkinsJournalism 265: Effects of Mass Communication The goal of this assignment is to summarize an article presenting research on any aspect of mass communication content, use, or effects. You should concentrate on identifying …

Writing about Archives in Library and Information Studies

  Ciaran B. Trace (Library and Information Studies 818) Course Description and Objectives This course looks at the theories, principles, and practices behind the archivist’s decision to both acquire records and designate them as worthy …

Using Citation Management Tools in Writing Assignments

  Rebecca Payne & Emily Wixson (Citation Management Working Group) Do your students submit papers with improper or inadequate citations? Do your students need to gather information sources for group projects? Citation management tools can …

A LIBRARY INSTRUCTION SESSION HANDOUT FOR BYZANTINE HISTORY

  Julianne Haahr (European History and Social Sciences Librarian) History 313: Introduction to Byzantine History and Civilization Visit to Memorial Library, Instruction Rm. 231 Librarians: Julianne Haahr, jhaahr@library.wisc.edu; Steven Baumgart, sbaumgart@library.wisc.edu  Secondary Sources: Scholarly Journal …

Tips for Designing Library Research Assignments

  Sheila Stoeckel (Coordinator, Library and Information Literacy Instruction Program) Effective research assignments encourage students’ engagement with course content and the literature of your discipline, and also promote the development of information literacy skills such …