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IST 111: Seminar in Info Science & Tech (Berks)

Research strategies, search tools, sources, and citation guides for the first-year seminar in IST at Penn State Berks.

Identifying & Using Articles in College Research

Penn State University Libraries: A "Drone's-Eye" View

Drone view of Paterno-Pattee Library, Penn State University Park.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Still from "Aerial Tour of Penn State - University Park" showing Pattee-Paterno Library by Jesse Brown via YouTube.


Activity: Scholarly, Trade, & Popular Articles

Many courses require students to use scholarly or professional/trade articles as sources.  Check out the worksheet below for a quick breakdown of the characteristics of these types of sources. 

Discuss: Which of the following sources is scholarly, professional, or popular?


Research in IST and SRA

Use the resources in this guide to start your IST 111 research project.

Data center worker with feet propped up on the server rack.

Adapted from "Datacenter Work" by Leonardo Rizzi via flickr under CC BY-SA 2.0.