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EGL 101 - Schenck - Fall 2022

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You will use this guide to start to learn the background on a topic, event, person, or theory. You'll find dates, the history, links to other resources and more. If you have any questions about your research remember to ASK A LIBRARIAN

What will we cover?

  • Find a research topic by gathering facts with Credo
  • Conduct basic and advance searches in Oakton's Library Catalog & Opposing Viewpoints
  • Identify relevant keywords and phrase
  • Use background resources to formulate specific questions about a research topic 
  • Learn about different kinds of findings in databases and journalistic sources 
  • Learn to give credit to original ideas of others through proper attribution and citation 


picture of librarian Michelle Oh 

Welcome to the research session! I'm Michelle Oh, the Librarian for Open Access and Equity.
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My name is Martinique Hallerduff. I am the librarian for the class that meets at 8am in Skokie.

A little about me: I've been at Oakton since 2019, but I've been working as a librarian at other colleges and universities around Chicago for 15 years. I love helping students with research while recognizing that research often involves a lot of stress for students. I'm interested in feminist and anti-racist teaching and librarianship and have devoted much of my career to these interests. I've lived in the city of Chicago for almost 20 years, but I'm originally from Michigan. I am also a storyteller with 2nd Story Chicago.

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