Prepare: Knowing how to thoroughly research a topic
is extremely important while achieving your education. You may be asked
to support your information with peer-reviewed scholarly resources, but
how can you find this type of resource? The Ashford University Library
allows you to search through different avenues to find the requested
types of resources. You can narrow your search by the author, year
published, title, subject, and by indicating what type of resource you
are looking for. You even have access to a librarian if you need some
guidance in finding more resources on your topic.Reflect: Given that you have been in college for
awhile, it’s time to reflect on what you have learned through the use of
the Ashford University Library in relation to how you learned to
acquire new information from a variety of sources.Write: In a two- to three-paragraph response with each paragraph consisting of five or more sentences,
Describe your experiences using resources, including concerns
encountered when conducting academic research through the University Library. Areas of concern may include developing a research
strategy, using the search function within a database, or evaluating
Explain how using the University Library has improved your
experience in conducting research. For example, you could identify and
explain how specific tutorials that you have used have helped improve
your ability to conduct research.
The Information Literacy paper
Must include at least two paragraphs (of at least five sentences
each) that respond to the two prompts, and that are formatted according
to APA style as outlined in the Writing Center and formatted
according to APA style as outlined in the Writing Center’s APA Style (Links to an external site.) resource.
Must include a separate title page with the following:
Title of paper
Course name and number
Running header with page numbers
For further assistance with the formatting and the title page, refer to APA Formatting for Word 2013 (Links to an external site.).
Must have no more than 15% quoted material in the body of your essay based on the Turnitin report.
Must include a separate references page when citing specific sections and/or tutorials