AGCOMM 31310 Oral Expressions in Agriculture

Library Lab

Step 1 Identify your topic

Your assignment asks you to write an informative speech.  You can't do any research until you figure out your topic.

 

Step 2  Find the context

Now it is time to get some perspective on your topic.  This is a great time to consult encyclopedias and dictionaries.

Try these:

Credo Reference   http://library.ohio-state.edu/record=e1001368~S10

Oxford Reference  http://library.ohio-state.edu/record=e1000297~S7

Wikipedia  http://www.wikipedia.org/

 

Step 3  Find Books

ATI Catalog  http://library.ohio-state.edu/search~S10/

OSU Catalog  http://library.ohio-state.edu/

OhioLink Catalog  http://olc1.ohiolink.edu/search

 

Step 4  Find Articles

All Research Databases  http://library.ohio-state.edu/screens/databases.html

Newspapers/Primary Source Material   http://library.ohio-state.edu/search/m?SEARCH=Newspapers

Ebsco Databases http://library.ohio-state.edu/record=e1000149~S10

  • Academic Search Complete
  • Agricola
  • America History and Life
  • Biography Reference Bank
  • Environment Complete
  • GreenFILE
  • MAS Ultra
  • MasterFILE Premier
  • Newspaper Source
  • TOPICsearch

Library Lab

This lab is to be completed on a keyboard, not handwritten.

 

 

Step 5  Evaluate What You Find

Some tips for critically thinking about your information  http://ati.osu.edu/node/949

 

Step 6  Cite What You Find

Citation help  http://ati.osu.edu/node/939/citation-help

Easy Bib