What is ENG 200?
This class looks at the topic of library skills for literary study very broadly. To be sure, we will spend a lot of time learning how to find information like books and articles in the OSU Libraries’ collections. But we will also spend time thinking about how information is organized in these, and other, collections -- knowledge we can use to unlock any collection of information, in a library, on the web, or in an archive. This class will also look at the topic of information management -- being able to build your own library of useful sources will help you be a successful college researcher, and successfully solve problems and answer questions after college, in whatever field you pursue.
Procrastination Fighting Tools
There are a variety of software-based options to help you remove some of the distractions that help enable procrastination. These take two main forms: providing a writing environment that is itself free of distractions, or blocking your access to the sites you think are distracting you.Read more
Primary sources - documents and images
Remember the ArchivesGrid database and the WorldCat database (in the OSU Libraries databases list)
Primary Sources Research Guide (OSU Libraries)
Tutorials & Help
Creating your Individual Zotero bibliography (due Week 8)
Here is a printable PDF of the course syllabus and calendar. It is current as of 1/1/11. Additions or changes will be announced in class.
Course Learning Outcomes
The English Department has articulated six learning outcomes for ENG 200. These may help give you a sense of where this course fits within the major.Read more
Research Process Self-Assessment
On the first day of class, we will take a few minutes to answer these questions - about your experience to date as an academic researcher.