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This is an example of an assignment sheet created for Dual Credit students. It gives the students the chance to practice searching the catalog, distinguishing between scholarly and popular databases, and using basic databases to find articles. For the scholarly v. popular activity, I get the students into groups, and give each group one scholarly article and one popular article. I print the articles out, making sure to use the HTML format so that they all look the same, and to use the "brief citation" format so that nothing in the citation information indicates whether the article is peer reviewed or not. The students then have 5-7 minutes to examine each article and decide whether it is scholarly or popular. Each group reports their findings to the class, and we build up a list of the distinguishing characteristics of each type of article on the board. I usually try to give each group different sets of articles, just because it helps them get a sense of the many different types of articles that they might find when searching a database like Academic Search Complete.