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. What databases would include this type of information on your topic?
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.
Scholarly Journals and Peer Review
Peer Reviewed Journal Articles- Articles reviewed by experts/ scholars in the field that meet specific criteria with regards to a specific publication or discipline.
Scholarly Articles- Articles written by experts that can either be original research or a review of the literature on a particular subject.
Research Articles/ Empirical Studies- Articles written by experts summarizing the original research they have conducted on a particular subject.
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