What Researchers Do:
TOPIC – Define the research question/statement
SOURCES – Identify the information need (Do you need background info? A research article? A literature review article? etc.)
KEYWORDS – Select the words you will be using to find information effectively and efficiently (Use a variety of words to describe your topic/concepts. Find subject headings that relate to your topic/concept).
EVALUATION – Evaluate information critically. Is the info relevant, reliable, current, appropriate?
USE--Organize, synthesize and communicate information to make your point/argument.
CITE--Ethically and legally access and use info by avoiding plagiarism and citing all your sources.
Examples of Search Terms
- ethnographic methods
- ethnographic writing
- ethnography AND women (any other particular group)
- social cohesion
- social cohesion AND theory
- social cohesion AND ethnic group
- anthropology AND theory
Search Tool: Boolean Operators
Search Tool: Truncation
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