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The Research-Writing Cycle
Research isn't just a start-to-finish process! Instead, it includes many repetitions of the question-answer cycle shown below. Check out the graphic to learn more about the research cycle and to see how it involves each of the "habits of mind"!
Library Guide for the Writing Center
The purpose of the Writing Center LibGuide is to provide Writing Center consultants and clients with a clear, easily navigable hub in which they can find instructions for use of the library’s resources and from which they can access those resources. Although this Guide is meant to specifically focus on the library’s research tools, it also includes instructions for conducting web searches outside of UA’s domains and subscriptions. Additionally, it conveys information regarding adequate citation of sources found using such techniques. Ultimately, the Writing Center LibGuide functions as a tool consultants and clients can apply during consultation sessions, both when they don’t know what research resources UA provides, and when they are unsure of how to adapt those resources to their scholarship.
Sometimes your clients will need subject-specific research help that is a little more than you can handle. Need to find a subject librarian for your client? Check the librarian directory.
Ask A Librarian
You can help your clients submit research questions through the library's Ask A Librarian service. This is the quickest and most efficient way to get research help from a librarian.
What is Information Literacy?
These are two definitions of Information Literacy. Knowing what information literacy is will help you in your work as a writing tutor, and will help you understand what librarians do:
- “as means to empower people in all walks of life to seek, evaluate, use and create information effectively to achieve their personal, social, occupational and educational goals” (Horton Jr, 2008)
- “the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning.” (Association of College and Research Libraries Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, 2015)
Coordinator of Library Instruction & Liaison to the English Department
Here you'll find links to the class LibGuides for some of the Writing Center's most frequent visitors!