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TESL 3010- Introduction to Sociolinguistics: Home

After Hours Research Help

Peer Research Help

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.

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.

Subject Guide

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