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COMM 100 - Bridges - Maple Woods


Welcome to the course guide for Dr. Ayanna Bridges' Comm 100 class. This guide will help you find, cite, and evaluate sources so you are prepared to complete your librarian source check assignment. 

Click on the Finding and Evaluating Sources tab for some general tips on what sources are useful for which topics, as well as some general videos on search strategy. Then navigate to Books, Articles, or Websites to learn more about finding and evaluating that type of source.

Finally, to cite those sources, click on Citing and consult the resources for MLA citation.

Below this box are some tips for preparing for your library visit.

Library Visit Tips

Library Visit Tips

  • There might be a line at the reference desk, so allow yourself plenty of time for your visit.
  • Plan ahead in case one or more of your sources are not approved.
  • Get your sources checked before using those sources in your speech, in case librarians do not approve them.
  • Database sources have a better chance of being approved than web sources - try databases before Google!

Getting Sources Approved

You can meet with a librarian in person during library hours from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm Mondays through Thursdays and 8:00 am - 3:30 pm on Fridays.

Be aware that there may be some wait time. If you don't want to wait, you can always schedule a virtual appointment. Be sure you are scheduling an appointment with a Maple Woods librarian. 

If possible, please attach a copy of your citations/sources when you schedule your appointment.

Maple Woods Library Contact and Hours

MCC-Maple Woods Library
2601 NE Barry Road
Kansas City, MO 64156

Fall/Spring Hours
Monday - Thursday: 8am to 7pm
Friday: 8am to 3:30pm
Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED