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ICT 150: Experience ICT: Start Here

For ICT 150 Fall 2019


This guide is a companion to your in-person library session on September 26 which will introduce you to a few basic concepts about research at the University of Kentucky Libraries. In particular, this guide will help you find articles for your Annotated Bibliography Assignment as well as other assignments that require books, peer-reviewed journals, and other sources. If you would like more in-depth information, check out the ICT research guide or consider taking this free, self-paced 40 minute course.

Purdue OWL provides a guide on annotated bibliographies which may be helpful for your assignment. (Please note: There is a citation generator on this site that is not free or recommended. See the list of recommended citation generators on our guide to Style Guides and Manuals.)

If you have questions about finding sources at any point for any need, feel free to contact your librarian or use the Ask Us service.

Developing Search Terms

When you have a topic in mind, it's a good idea to start thinking about search terms. The video and tips below provide more information and reinforce what we practiced in the library session.

Search terms can be found by scanning:

  • Your initial topic ideas,
  • Encyclopedia and other articles used when conducting background research,
  • Bibliographies found at the end of books and articles,

You can also use a thesaurus to identify synonyms or brainstorm keywords with a friend, instructor, or librarian.


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