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Your Research Topic

Developing a Research Question What question do you want to answer?
Picking Your Topic
It can take a little research to narrow down what your topic really is
Search vs. Research There is a difference between searching for information and researching to find an answer to a question
Using Keywords to Search Databases There are tricks to searching library databases - learn them here


Finding Sources

What are Databases? Why should you use a database instead of Google? Now you know
Using Keywords and Subject Headings Save time and frustration with these search strategies
Using Search Everything Using the Search Everything tool to find what you need
Google Scholar Google is great; Google scholar is even better


Evaluating Sources

The Information Cycle Where does information come from? How does it get from Twitter to a newspaper to a published book? 
What is a Peer Reviewed Article?  Your professor requires you to use them; find out why
Evaluating a Website The web isn't bad; you just need to pay attention


Writing & Citing

How to Read a Scholarly Journal Article You have your articles; now what? 
Active Reading Strategies Taking notes keeps you from rereading the same thing over and over
Academic Integrity in Remote, Online, or In-Person Classes Your integrity is an important part of who you are.
Plagiarism: what it is and how to avoid it Make sure you don't make a mistake: Cite Your Sources
Summarize, paraphrase and quote sources Learn the three methods of adding research to your assignment 



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