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EDUC 8620 Language and Power: Home

Course guide for Professor Sue Hopewell


Welcome to the research session for your course EDUC 8620 Language and Power. My name is Kathia Ibacache, and I am the Romance Languages Librarian and the interim liaison for the College of Education. Please let me know if you need any help with your research process.

This course guide will provide a starting point for your research process, focusing on the following topics:

  1. Framing your topic: Scope, keywords, subject terms, evaluating sources, finding related sources (citation chaining).
  2. Establishing your workflow: Search logs, citation managers, and literature review grids.
  3. Synthesizing: choosing literary review organization (thematic, chronological, philosophical, methodological); incorporating your scholarly voice.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will familiarize themselves with the Library's catalog's discovery platform to organize their academic work and find sources relevant to this course.
  • Students will employ research methodologies to find scholarly works and articles from credible news sources and critically evaluate their relevancy.
  • Students will determine keywords and subject terms in connection to the scope of their literary review.
  • Students will consider different paths to consolidate the organization of their literary review, finding their scholarly voice (thematic, chronological, philosophical, methodological).



Romance Languages Librarian

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Kathia Ibacache
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