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College 1 Research Guide

Find resources to help you conduct research for the case studies and poster project.


College 1 Research Assignment

This semester, you'll become an expert on a topic related to Little Nation and Other Stories or another College 1 course reading, including the case studies. Working with a group of classmates, you'll develop a thesis (or main claim) about your topic and present your thesis along with supporting evidence on a visually appealing, informative visual artifact. This could be a PowerPoint presentation, a set of Google Slides, an infographic, or a video.

PCC Librarians are here to help you with this project!

The College 1 Research Assignment fosters development of essential skills including choosing and narrowing a research topic, formulating a research question, finding and selecting reliable sources using PCC Library databases, selecting information from sources to support your position, and citing sources using MLA format.

At the library, we will help you with the following aspects of the project: 

  • Finding credible information on your topic. Your group will need: 
    • three or more articles accessed via library databases
    • information from other authoritative sources (books, trustworthy websites, etc.) 
  • Citing your sources using MLA format
    • Your visual artifact will include in-text citations for each quote, data point, illustrative graphic, or summary / paraphrase from library or outside sources. Anything that is not your group's own, original idea needs to be cited. 
    • Your visual artifact will include a Works Cited list. This is a detailed list of all the sources you used for the project. Citations work in pairs, so every in-text citation should have a corresponding citation on the Works Cited list. 


Poster Session 2016/17