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CMP-125 (Titus, Spring 2023)


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Melissa A. Hofmann
Moore Library 331

Learning Objectives

Hi! I'm Prof. Melissa Hofmann, and I have created this guide to best help you complete your assignments for your CMP-125 class with Dr. Titus.

This guide will give you the context and basics in research strategies and tools, so you can save yourself time and get the most out of your learning.

It's a complicated world of information, and the Rider University Libraries are here to provide you with access and help you navigate.


The library home page, featuring the search tabs of One Search, the Catalog, and Reserves, and other menu items such as the FAQ, Ask a Librarian, Chat, Interlibrary Loan, Research Instruction, and Study Room Reservation.

1. Introduction to subject/specialized databases.

2. Reviewing of searching strategies.

3. Learning more about your source and authors.

4.. Modeling and hands-on searching in subject databases

  • PsycInfo
  • Social Sciences Full Text
  • Sport Discus
  • Others?
  1. Articulate the place of the academic library in the information landscape.
  2. Navigate and describe the resources available on the library home page.
  3. Differentiate between source types and their purposes (presentation and discussion)
  4. Use Library One Search to find sources on your topic.
  • Navigate the screen and understand search filters and options.
  • Combine keywords into an effective advanced search (Introduction: we will practice this more next time!)
  • Limit by academic journal, magazine, trade publication (or the library catalog).
  • Evaluate results.
  • Modify search if necessary.
  • Get the full text.