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EDUC 375: Globalization

A four-part workshop for students in EDUC 375

Workshop Resources

Part 1: Approaches to Searching for Annotated Bibliographies and Research Papers 

Link to video 

In this 15-minute video, Jocelyn discusses advanced approaches to literature searching:

  • imaginative and open-minded thinking about language we can use for keywords
  • the keyword brainstorming and gathering processes
  • iteration as a critical component of the search process

Part 2: Demonstration

Link to video 

In this 25-minute video, Jocelyn offers a demonstration of how a search that applies the principles described in Part 1 might look in the library's Discovery search tool. 


Part 3: Using APA Style 

Link to video 

In this 10-minute video, Jocelyn offers some guidance on applying APA to your annotated bibliography and research paper projects. 


Part 4: Read 

Here are a few resources that will may help with your writing process. 

Scholarly Conversation and Citing 
This is a collection of resources that Jocelyn put together for a workshop last semester (including the recording itself) on citing and paraphrasing. Please feel free to make use of these materials to learn more about how to summarize and incorporate others' work in your own. This will be most useful for the Research Paper assignment. 

How to Write an Annotated Bibliography
A handy resource produced by the librarians at Concordia University 

Writing an Annotated Bibliography 
This page contains some great advice produced by the Writing Advice centre at the University of Toronto


Part 5: Do 

The following is a series of invitations to enact the concepts shared in the audio and video components above, and to connect with me for one-on-one help!

  1. On a piece of paper, write down your topic. Think about the different facets of the topic you may wish to explore (as in the example of heteronormativity in the audio component of this workshop) and document those, perhaps creating lines that fan out to those facets like a web or map. 
  2. Under each facet or possible area of exploration, brainstorm keywords for your topic. Action: stop and take a photograph of your paper. Email it to Jocelyn at I will provide feedback and a couple extra keyword suggestions for you! 
  3. Go to the library's website at Begin the first iteration of your search. Type one or two keywords related to your topic into the Discovery search box at the centre of the page

    When the results screen opens, you will now have three search boxes to use. In the second one, type your keywords related to early childhood. This might look like: 

    "early childhood" OR "early years" OR daycare OR preschool

    You will conduct a minimum of 10 searches over the course of your process. Be sure to look at your search results with an open mind, noting down any additional keywords you may discover as part of the process. 

    Action: once you have a search that has brought up results, stop and take a screenshot of the search boxes that show your keywords. Send this image to me in an email, and I will send you feedback and any ideas to improve the search! Feel free to send a few, especially if you feel like they could be tweaked to get better results. 
  4. Continue iterating: conduct many different searches with different keywords, scan your results for possible papers to think with, identify further keywords in your search results and using the reference lists of any helpful papers, and start over again! Contact Jocelyn anytime for help if you are stuck. 
  5. Write. As always, you can reach out to Jocelyn for help or advice anytime!