Thing 5: Finding quality information – GOOGLE Search/GOOGLE Scholar/Online Libraries


It happens regularly in my case that whenever I explain a new essay assignment title to my students, I find them quite forthcoming with their personal ideas and opinions. Yet, when I receive the assignments and start corrected, the lack of a Bibliography or the presence of a poor one would be the main concern in some of the presented assignments.

I do not believe that this issue occurs due to lack of knowledge from the students’ side, they have been schooled in listing a proper bibliography based on accurate literature reviews and they have been taught how to include citations in their writing. They would know that they need to cite their work yet it is sometimes unnerving how some would not even look at the sources available for reading on Moodle sites to guide them in such proceedings.

I have noticed that a class is divided into 3…

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