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Intro to Architecture and Environmental Design

Kobe Bryant's Newport Bach home

Picture of Kobe Bryant's mother-in-laws home in Newport Beach, California. Photo taken in 2016 by Monica Lopez.

 

What You Need to Know

Understanding Your Assignment

Before you begin looking for information you should make sure you understand your assignment. Some good questions are:

  • How many pages?
  • How many sources?
  • What kinds of sources?
    • Books
    • Articles
    • Websites
  • What format?

Your professor is your best resource to answer these questions.

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Research Basics - Step by Step

Breaking Down The Research Process  

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The following outline gives a simple and effective strategy for finding information for a research paper and documenting the sources you find. Depending on your topic and your familiarity with the library, you may need to rearrange or recycle these steps. Adapt this outline to your needs. We are ready to help you at every step in your research.

  1. Choose a topic - or have one assigned
  2. Understand your topic
    • Background reading
    • Consider a main focus
    • Refine your topic
    • Make a list of your keywords and concepts
  3. Search Sources
    • Find Books
    • Find Articles
    • Find Websites
  4. Write your paper - Informative, Analytical, Argumentative, Critical
  5. Cite your sources
             

            Professor Van
            ARCH110
            Fall 2016

            Assignment: 5-10 minute presentation
            Design:
            Dream home, elementary school or shopping center

             

            Talk to a Librarian

            Need Help 

            The Cerritos College Librarians can help you with your research in a variety of ways:

            Librarians are available during library hours to answer your questions by phone or chat.
            (562) 860-2451 x2425

             

            Monica Lopez

             

            Contact Info:

            Librarian/Associate Professor
            Acquisitions and Collection Development Coordinator
            562-860-2451 Ext. 2434

            Phone: (562) 860-2451 x2434

            Email: mmlopez@cerritos.edu 

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