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Workplace Writing ENG-321, Rosenbaum, Summer 2016


In the Library sessions, you will learn to search articles related to business and politics:

1. Search newspaper articles in New York Times and Wall Street Journal.

2. Search journal articles using the Library's other databases.

3. Select one of the topics below, develop a well defined research goal and examine 4 key areas of that topic. 

  • Brexit's impact on a certain issue
  • The next president will seek to renegotiate existing trade agreements and impose a 45% tarrif on goods imported from China
  • The impact of Shanghai Disney theme park



This guide will connect you with resources to find journal articles, newspaper articles, books, and other sources. It is structured around the I-LEARNinformation use and learning model (Neuman, 2011).  The tabs above will take you through each step of the process of finding, evaluating, and using information.

Recursive and flexible, the I-LEARN model can be used in any information setting.  The model includes six elements:

  • Identify an information problem by activating an interest, scanning the environment, and focusing on a question
  • Locate the needed information through searching and extracting the relevant information
  • Evaluating that information through questioning its authority, relevance, and timeliness
  • Applying that information to the question thorough organizing and communicating
  • Reflecting on what is found and revising as needed
  • kNowing through personalizing and internalizing the information (Neuman, 2011)

Reference Desk Hours in Summer- Librarians Available for consultation 

Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Friday, 9 a.m. -  11 p.m.

Saturday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Sunday, 2 - 7 p.m.


Visit the Library Reference Desk during reference hours

Call Reference Desk  609-896-5115

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This guide is part of dissertation research being conducted by Stacey Greenwell in Spring 2013.

Debbie Sharp created the original WRD 110/111 guide.

For more information about the I-LEARN model:

Neuman, D. (2011). Learning in information-rich environments: I-LEARN and the construction of knowledge in the 21st century.  New York: Springer.