I.L. Course Catalog: English Classes
Learn how to search databases available to Concordia faculty and students. Find bibliographic information and reviews of authors by using subject headings such as author's name, biography, correspondence, criticism, and interpretations. Students will learn how to use the indexes of electronic resources and learn some general information-gathering tips.
Utilize CLICnet to find books available on English topics. This course also covers searching for anthologies in which quotations and short stories are found. Students will learn how to create a search record and how to obtain books, eBooks, videos, and recordings.
Learn how, where, and when to use specialized English reference works (literary research resources, drama resources, author bibliographies, children and young adult literature, review sites, and writing guides). Browse the reference shelves in the library for print resources of specialized topics. Learn how to locate entries and cross-reference sources. Review the classification of non-fiction and fiction. Explore the tools available on the Electronic Reference Shelf for citing sources. Visit the curriculum library found within the library and see how juvenile fiction, picture books, and curriculum materials are arranged as well as how to find them in CLICnet.
The Supplementary Websites page provides links to various tools for finding reputable websites. This class will show you how to evaluate web sources and how they can enhance your research.
Explore available videos, DVDS, and sound recordings. Learn how to find documentaries, adaptations of books on films, author interviews, and specialized visual or audio presentations of literature and related English topics.
Journals: Print and Online
Understand how to access periodicals using the Electronic Journal Index, CLICnet, and ILL (Interlibrary Loan). Also learn how to track down full-text articles with only a citation or abstract.
Sources Outside of Concordia
Look at ways of searching for the many language arts events, independently organized resource centers, literacy initiatives, educational programs, organizations, and writing and language acquisition tools accessible within and outside of Concordia.
Create and customize a lesson plan, unit or lecture with the aid of a librarian. Learn how different aspects of assignments can be used to put together a research paper, project or a presentation.
-Interactive: Publicize and create an awareness of a specialized group of authors (through a display, interactive activity, or scavenger hunt in the library). With the help of a librarian, a variety of interactive formats could supplement the classroom lecture, course offerings, and assessment of student work.-
-Diversity and Multicultural: Look at a broad spectrum of resources. Incorporate diversified perspectives by utilizing literature, language, and culture in a global context.
To schedule a class, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org . In order to customize/maximize learning objectives for you and your students, please schedule your classes at least two weeks in advance if possible.