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EDUC 3013 (Thors): School and Society

School and Society

Assignment Details

  • Identify a topic of your own interest
  • Connect it to readings and media in your bookclub
  • Find 2 scholarly sources about your topic
  • Facilitate 7-minute discussion

Questions for Today

1. How can you make connections with life experiences or really different interests and your bookclub?

2. How can you know the best place to look for information on a given topic?

3. How do you know when a topic is too broad/narrow? How can you determine what’s the right scope?

4. What words do you choose to search? What other tips will help?

5. How do you know you’ve found the “good” stuff-- credible, reliable, current, etc?

Recommended Sources

Search Strategies

Many library databases have advanced search screens like this:

Advanced Searching with Boolean Operators

Boolean Searching Tips

Boolean Operator Example What it does
AND Halo AND language ideology Narrows your search
OR teens OR adolescents OR "young adults" Broadens your search
NOT "music education" NOT "music teachers" Weeds out unhelpful stuff
"" (Quotation marks) "multiple personality disorder" Searches an exact phrase, those words in that order
* (Asterisk)


(will include possibilities like communication, communicators, communicating, etc)

Includes all possible word ending variations



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