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Start Your Research Right

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by Kirsten Hostetler on 27 February 2014

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Transcript of Start Your Research Right

Start Your Research Right:
Learn the Basics of Library Use
Defining Your Topic
Examine your assignment carefully
Step 4: Explore, Evaluate, Extract
RESEARCH
ELEMENTS
Step 2: Research Strategy
Step 5:
Write!
In this 45-minute session we will cover the basic tools needed to conduct research like a librarian. Develop strategies preventing information overload to find what you're looking for and, ultimately, improve your grades. Never fear a research assignment again!
Step 1:
Step 3: Location, Location, Location!
Step 6: Assessment
Step 1:
Define Your Topic
Define your topic
Put your assignment in your own words.
DON'T BE AFRAID TO ASK QUESTIONS!
Select something YOU find interesting!
Step 2:
Research Strategy
Step 3:
Location!
Location!
Location!
Step 6:
Assessment
Step 4:
Explore,
Evaluate,
Extract.
Step 5:
Write!
Research Strategy
Location!
Explore, Evaluate, Extract
Write!
Assessment
Develop a plan. What is it that you need? What is that you're asking?
Keywords--different from Google searching
Keywords vs. Subject searching
Boolean Operators
Use your road map
to explore the topic
Are you asking the
right questions?
Keep your resources
& citations
organized
Take advantage of your preparation! Don't just summarize your sources, think critically and present the information in your own way
Use your resources! Tutoring and librarians are available to you.
Don't forget this important step!
Review your final product AND the process.
Congratulate yourself!!
Where are you looking?
Available databases
Available catalogs: COCC, OSU, Summit
Books, articles, e-books
Where is the needed information in the resources?
Step 1:
Step 2:
Step 3:
Step 4:
Step 5:
Step 6:
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