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Adult Upgrading English 80 Winter 2024

Winter 2024 Library Course Guide for Adult Upgrading 80

The First Question You Should Ask Yourself Is?

Who would be 'mandated' to be doing research on this subject. and where would they be publishing such research.

A close-up of the chiseled sculpture, "The Thinker" by Auguste Rodin. It's now the centerpiece of a new exhibit at the Peabody Essex Museum that is showcasing several of the prolific artist's works. (Andrea Shea/WBUR) Accessed 20 Mar. 2024



Value of a Research Strategy

Creating a research strategy is always a good idea. It will help you:

  1. Focus on developing a good thesis statement;

  2. Develop an effective research strategy;

  3. Provide you with the ability to discuss your information needs with librarians and others who will help you in locating the information you need; 

  4. Start developing a list of keywords and keyword phrases to use in your search;

  5. Develop a plan to manage the information you discover, figure out how to incorporate it into your research paper, and cite it; and 

  6. Allowing you to effectively manage your time and produce a better quality research assignment.

My Kingdom for the Right Keywords

They're everywhere:

  1. Your Lectures and Lecture Notes

  2. Background Reference Sources. For Example The Diagnostics and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5).

  3. Textbook(s) 

  4. Journal Articles and their Works Cited list 

  5. Webpages - especially those from Universities and Colleges, Indigenous associations, etc. 

  6. In your Assignment 

Your Search Strategy will Change

Your search plan will change as do your research. 

  • You may not be able to locate sufficient information on a specific author

  • You may find that too much information

  • You may not be able to locate the specific type of information you looking for

  • You need to be adaptable 

  • Refocus your research when needed 

  • Get in touch with me in a timely manner so I can assist you in locating the type of information you will need

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