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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

6 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.

EET 110 - Sherlock - *jr

Renewable Energy
Course CRN: 43667
# of students: 25
ADA provisions needed: no
Preferred Date: 2012-10-10
Alternate Date: 2012-10-17
Preferred Time: 6:00 am
Alternate Time: 7:30 am
Duration: 50
If other:
Do you need time to discuss non-library matters with your class on the day of
library instruction? Yes
If yes please specify: Quick address, either before or after depending on
Assignment description and sample topics:
This is an introduction to renewable energy class where the majority of the
grade is based on a research paper and presentation that the students will do
in groups. Groups will propose their own topic for the project (which I will

Sample topic: Micro hydro usage in developing countries, or a comparison of
different wind turbine technologies.

Students will be able to (check all that apply):
- Develop a search strategy based on their research topics (15 minutes)
- Perform an efficient search of the library catalog for books and other
materials (15 minutes)
- Differentiate between scholarly journals and magazines (15 minutes)
- Construct a query for journal, magazine, or newspaper articles and
evaluate best choices in the results list (25 minutes)
- Other (please explain below) (15 minutes)
Other notes: I've had prior classes in for this library instruction and found
it to be both highly valuable as well as entertaining! I especially liked the
instruction on how to use Google and other online resources (which gets me
more references than just Wikipedia... :))

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