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COM-531 Legal and Ethical Issues for Professional Communicators (Ebo, Spring 2016)


You will learn in this session:

1. Navigate the Library webpage to locate library resources

2. Learn about research process

3. Generate keywords for your topics.

4. Apply common search tips to search articles and books.

5. Differentiate different types of materials (journals,magazines, newspapers, websites, etc.) and identify tools to search sources for your topic.

6. Use NoodleTools to cite sources.

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)

Library Open Hours

Librarians Available at Reference Desk Hours

Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Friday, 9 a.m. -  8 p.m.

Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday, 1 - 9 p.m.


Visit the Library Reference Desk during reference hours

Call Reference Desk  609-896-5115

Text-a-Librarian 609-557-3275

Chat with a librarian during reference hours

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.