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POLI 101 Introduction to Politics

THE RESEARCH PROCESS

PLANNING YOUR RESEARCH


Selecting and Using Keywords
 

Connecting Search Keywords 

KEEP A RESEARCH JOURNAL

KEEP A RESEARCH JOURNAL
Make a note of:
● keywords & subject headings
● key databases & key sources
● experts in the field
● new insights, new ideas &
   new knowledge    

 

Other Information to Record

  • Title
  • Author(s)
  • Journal Name
  • Website Name and URL
  • doi (digital object identifier)
  • publication and date information
    • Date
    • Volume
    • Issue
    • Place of Publication
  • See the Detailed Record display for each search result for this information. 
  • Make it easy on yourself - use the email feature in OCtopus and other databases, and the Library Catalogue. Remember to using the Cite Feature to send yourself the basic format of your citation.
  • Always check the citation information you find in research databases - it has been known to be incorrect! 

 

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