Before You Post
· For your post, you will research for an article in an online subscription database provided by the college library. In the
you see the heading “Instructions for Online Databases” with items under it introducing you to online subscription databases, how to access the ones available through the college library, and how to research in them.
· This URL takes you to the “START YOUR RESEARCH” page. Then you scroll down to see and select the “Research Databases” card to take you to the list of databases.
https://sfcc.spokane.edu/For-Our-Students/Libraries/Research (Links to an external site.)
https://scc.spokane.edu/For-Our-Students/Libraries/Research (Links to an external site.)
· In your post, you will explain your research methods/search strategies and identify whether the article you annotate meets our definition of a scholarly source. Read the definition of a scholarly source in the
and how the item “Identifying Scholarly Sources in Online Subscription Databases” there. You may also find
· Review the annotation aids and Chicago citation guides in the
Writing Guides Module
Historians use Chicago Notes and Bibliography citation style (also called Chicago Humanities).
This assignment is the third in the Explorations Assignment. This one introduces you to online subscription databases provided to you by the College library. You have access to those databases because you are an SCC student. Your student status gives you access to the subscription to the database on the College library’s Website. The
explains how you access the databases using your SID.
For Your Post
· Research in a library-provided online database (ProQuest or Academic Search Complete or JSTOR are all examples). Find an article that connects to what you read in this “Diverse Ways of Thinking” course theme exploration of Capitalism and Socialism. For example, you may be interested in changes to Cuba’s economy in the last few years.
NOTE: You CANNOT simply go to proquest.com. You MUST log in through the Library to gain full access to the database.
· Label each section of your post with the headings below: Annotation; Connections; Research Methods; Source Identification, and Citations.
Writing Guides Module
includes information about annotations. An annotation provides a summary/interpretation of the article and evaluates it. Your evaluation relies primarily on the knowledge you gained from the course readings.
Write in complete sentences and complete the annotation in no more than 250 words.
In a sentence or two, explain how the source you annotated adds to what you learned from course readings. Thus you establish the connections between the source and course readings. Those connections are clearest when you CITE course readings.
3. RESEARCH METHODS
Explain how you found the article annotated such as describing the search terms you used. Be sure to note if you changed search terms to get better results.
4. SOURCE IDENTIFICATION
Identify whether the article annotated fits our definition of a scholarly source and how you made that identification.
Cite sources in Chicago Notes and Bibliography style.
Writing Guides Module
includes aids and information about Chicago Notes and Bibliography style.
6. Type the above information in your word processing program to allow you to save your post as a document there.
7. Copy and paste the text into this discussion as your post following the instructions below.
Peer Reviews [TWO Required]
1. Choose a post to peer review.
2. Read the post carefully.
3. Evaluate the post including: (1) quality of annotation; (2) explanation of connection to course readings; (3) description of research methods; (4) identification of whether the article is a scholarly source; and (5) correct citation using Chicago Notes and Bibliography style; (5) format of post follows requirements.
4. Explain constructively in 75 to 250 words, why the post meets the requirements or may need improvement on certain aspects and makes constructive suggestions for those improvements.
Hint: Type up your peer review in your word processing program and save it as a file to prevent loss of work if you lose your Internet connection.
5. Click on the short Reply button directly under the post that you are reviewing.
6. Copy and paste your peer review into the Reply window.
7. Click Post Reply and you see your reply under the post you chose to review.