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FYE: Foundations of Research (What is Art For? Hoy)


Exploring the Issues

Read or watch one of the selections from under 'Learn More'. In the discussion forum for this assignment answer the following questions:

  • What selection did you choose? 
  • What was the gist or main point of the video or reading? 
  • Did you learn anything new? 
  • How will you use the information from the video or reading in your research? 

Keyword Searching in the Library Catalog

Go through the process below, record your answers, and write about your findings in the discussion forum for this assignment. 

Do a search for any book in the library catalog. 

What is the title of the book?

Click on the title of the book to get to the catalog page for that book. Using the 'Browse the Shelf' section, look at the books that appear on either side of your original book. 

What the titles on either side of the book you searched? 

Are they about the same or similar topics? 

Now go to Amazon and search for the same book you found in the library catalog. Look at the 'Frequently bought together' and 'Books you may like' sections. 

What are two of the suggested titles? 

Are they about the same or similar topics? 

Were you surprised by any of the titles?