Week 2 – Assignment Using Microsoft Word: What Does the Library Have to Offer?
Format your paper according to APA style guidelines as outlined in the Writing Center.
Your paper should demonstrate your ability to use the functions within MS Word to create a document with the following elements:
A title page (see below for specific information to include on this page)
Page numbers located in the top, right corner of the page (header page number function)
Paragraphs that are double spaced with the first line indented by .5 inch (line spacing function)
Page margins set to one inch on all four sides (margins function)
Spelling and grammar check (spelling & grammar function)
Please watch the required video tutorial, The University of Arizona Global Campus Library Quick ‘n’ Dirty (Links to an external site.).
Describe the benefits of using the University of Arizona Global Campus Library. Your paper should:
Explain the differences between scholarly resources and popular resources.
Describe the key things to remember when searching for sources within the University of Arizona Global Campus Library (e.g., databases, Library OneSearch tool).
Detail how you will be most effective and efficient in finding resources that fit your research needs.
Must be one to two pages in length in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA Style (Links to an external site.) as outlined in the Writing Center’s APA Formatting for Microsoft Word (Links to an external site.) resource.
Must include a separate title page with the following:
Title of paper in bold font
Space should appear between the title and the rest of the information on the title page.
Name of institution (University of Arizona Global Campus)
Course name and number
Must utilize academic voice. See the Academic Voice (Links to an external site.) resource for additional guidance.
Must include an introduction and conclusion paragraph. Your introduction paragraph needs to end with a clear thesis statement that indicates the purpose of your paper.
For assistance on writing Introductions & Conclusions (Links to an external site.) as well as Writing a Thesis Statement (Links to an external site.), refer to the Writing Center resources.
Must use at least one scholarly or credible source in addition to the course text.
The Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.) table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment.
To assist you in completing the research required for this assignment, view The University of Arizona Global Campus Library Quick ‘n’ Dirty (Links to an external site.) tutorial, which introduces the University of Arizona Global Campus Library and the research process, and provides some library search tips.
Must document any information used from sources in APA Style as outlined in the Writing Center’s APA: Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.) guide.
Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA Style as outlined in the Writing Center. See the APA: Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.) resource in the Writing Center for specifications.