Meet in LIC 1 (Room 109)-Don't be late!


Our wonderful librarians will give you information and tips about the research resources available to you through the Bell Library and its many databases. To make the most of the time with them, try to have your research focus at least started by class time.

  • If there is time after their lesson, you will be able to continue your research for the remainder of class time. If you are having problems finding good resources, come ready to ask questions and take advantage of the time they are allotting to help you get your research projects off to a great start.

What to Bring

  • Your ideas about where you're going with your research!
  • All the research you've done so far - if there's time, you can spend the end of class working on it
  • Any outlining, brainstorming or drafting you've been working on


Bi-weekly Journal #2

  • Log into Blackboard
  • Click the "Journal" tab on the left-hand sidebar
  • Read the Journal topic and spend some time drafting your response to the questions.
  • Click the "Create New Journal" button on the Journals page and upload your response.

*Post your response before midnight on Tuesday, Sept. 27th

General Evaluation Guidelines

Your response will be evaluated based on the thoroughness of your discussion and the connections you make between the text and your own observations.

For your Midterm Portfolio - Part 2

For Part 2 of your Portfolio, you'll need to find 5 academic articles from with each the 2 fields you have chosen to start with.

In this step, you'll be looking at the format of the articles instead of simply at their content.

  • Start making notes of the characteristics. How are they similar? How are they different?
  • How can you tell they are "nursing" or "chemistry" publications? Do they use particular vocabulary? Are there certain theorists or researcher names that recur in many articles? There are some ideas to get you started in looking at the articles in this way.

Write a short review of the articles as a genre (what is it about them that marks them as related and as legitimately part of the particular discipline (academic field)?

This review will be part of your portfolio, so I will review it with you when we schedule your Checkpoint 1 session.