WRTG 394 students,
The following task is designed to help you become familiar with UMUC’s Information and Library Services. Completing this exercise will help you get started on developing a topic for final research-based report.
Please watch the following video tutorial. The tutorial is designed to demonstrate some searching strategies when finding articles through OneSearch, a research tool that allows you to search on many databases at one time.
Video tutorial #1
(I want to add that the home page for UMUC has changed a bit since the videos were produced. In addition, the library interface has changed a bit since the videos were produced. For the current interface, you don’t see an Advanced Search button. Simply click on the Search button, and you will be taken to the same interface that the video mentions.)
After you have watched the tutorials, please complete the following tasks. Post your responses to this conference thread.
Let us assume you work for a company that is hiring more and more employees of the millennial generation. (If you don’t know what the phrase millennial generation refers to, the video above will define it for you. Watch the video, and you should have a better understanding of what millennial generation refers to.)
Your supervisor has asked you to conduct research on issues regarding employees from the millennial generation. For example, she mentions that millennial individuals may have different expectations of the work environment from those of workers from older generations. In addition, she mentions that millennials have different habits with regard to their use of technology than workers from older generations exhibit.
The instructions you have been given by your supervisor are quite broad. But let us assume that this is the directive you have been given.
For this reason, you will conduct a very general search on millennials and their work or technology habits. You are not quite sure how to focus the topic, but you know that you would like to pursue this general topic and focus it later.
1. Search on some terms and find four articles on this topic. Your search can be quite broad at this stage. Try to use some search phrases that require that you use quotation marks, as the video demonstrates.
Please write the topic on which you searched and the search terms you used to search on it.
2. In addition, for the four articles you found, please write titles of the four articles and the journals in which they appeared. You don’t have to cite anything in APA format, or anything of that nature. Just post the titles and the journal names.