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FYSP 152: So You Want to Be an Intellectual

Goals and Directions

Pre-Assignment Goals:

  • Familiarize yourself with the Oberlin College Catalog (OBIS) and one of our common Database platforms (EBSCO)
  • Practice strategic exploration and inquiry-based evaluation of resources
  • Understand the underlying philosophy of attribution that guides citation practices

Directions on how to complete this pre-assignment:

  • Watch the videos. 
  • Take some time to explore OBIS & Academic Search Complete
  • Complete pre-assignment by 9am, Monday, September 10. 

Searching for books in OBIS and OhioLink

Searching databases

Citing Sources

Pre-Assignment