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DSEM: Civic Engagement: Home

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I'm Margery Ashmun, your Personal Librarian for your First Year here-- you'll see my contact information on right hand side of each page of this guide. I'm here to help with any questions you have about finding, retrieving or evaluating information, in this class, your other classes, and in general. 

Gathering, evaluating, and analyzing information about civic engagement, communities, and social structures is crucial to achieving the objectives of this course.

Because "Communities" and "Civic Engagement" embrace such wide areas of human experience, not every resource or search strategy will fit every project. But some general tenets of 'information literacy' do apply.

Keep in mind the assignment advice: "Rather than thinking of a “topic” to research and report on, identify a research “question” or problem to investigate as a group."

Your objective is to find and put together the information you and your colleagues need to address a big question. That may involve looking in many different places, but one of them is definitely going to be peer reviewed articles!

Information Literacy Framework

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Phone 973-408-3588; email

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Margery Ashmun
Drew University Library
36 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940

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