Seminar in Science

Library Workshop Materials

Library Workshop Assignment

Assignment Details:

Research Topic: Atlantic Ocean current changes and the relationship with climate change, more specifically Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation.

Find 3 scholarly sources and 1 popular source on the assigned research topic.

  1. One primary source from the last 2 years
  2. One secondary source from the last 5 years
  3. One tertiary source from the last 10 years
  4. One popular source from the last year

While searching, remember to match your search terms to the type of language you would expect the source to use - use scholarly language for scholarly sources, and popular language for popular sources.

Marking Rubric

Assignment Submission:

Identify and submit the citation elements for each resource found. Write and submit a short reflection for each source on the process of finding and evaluating a primary, secondary or tertiary source, and how to distinguish between them and between scholarly and popular resources.

Consider the following questions in your reflection: How do you know this item is a primary/secondary/tertiary source?  What indicators or clues are there?  Would this be useful for you in your research?  Is it too complex to use without reference sources? Was it difficult to find this source?  Why or why not? Was it difficult to figure out the citation elements?

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Workshop Evaluation

NSCI 1000 B - Peter Watson - Section B Evaluation Closed

NSCI 1000 A - David Holmes - Section A Evaluation Closed

NSCI 1000 D - Julia Wallace - Section D Evaluation Closed

NSCI 1000 C - Gerald Buchanan - Section C Evaluation Closed