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Hamersly Library

Library Instruction: WR 135


After instruction, students will be able to:

  1. Generate topical keywords and utilize them in context-appropriate search strategies.
  2. Use advanced Internet searching techniques, including limiting a search by domain and/or document type
  3. Execute an effective search for books and e-books, using the WOU catalog and/or Summit
  4. Construct a basic database search, using a multi-disciplinary library research database
  5. Distinguish the differences between newspapers, magazines, and academic journals
  6. Evaluate information in regard to currency, relevance, and appropriateness.
  7. Read and create citations in a standard format.


WR 135 typically focuses on these resources:


Library sessions will vary depending on the research assignment. Sessions are customized to fit the needs of the class.

However, here is a list of lessons that are frequently used:

  • Using Wikipedia for background information / Using Wikipedia Reference pages to find articles and websites
  • Advanced Google Searching [domain / document type]
  • Database Searching with Academic Search Premier
  • Finding Books / E-Books from WOU, Summit, and ebrary
  • Creating a Works Cited or Reference page using EasyBib