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Start Your Research Right
Kirsten Hostetleron 27 February 2014
Transcript of Start Your Research Right
Learn the Basics of Library Use
Defining Your Topic
Examine your assignment carefully
Step 4: Explore, Evaluate, Extract
Step 2: Research Strategy
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 3: Location, Location, Location!
Step 6: Assessment
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!
Explore, Evaluate, Extract
Develop a plan. What is it that you need? What is that you're asking?
Keywords--different from Google searching
Keywords vs. Subject searching
Use your road map
to explore the topic
Are you asking the
Keep your resources
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.
Where are you looking?
Available catalogs: COCC, OSU, Summit
Books, articles, e-books
Where is the needed information in the resources?