What I Learned in CPRG 105


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What I Learned in CPRG 105

  1. 1. What I Learned in CPRG 105 What past students have to say… Company LOGO
  2. 2. “Before taking this class, my „go to‟ search engine was Google. I now know that doing just a simple Google search – which wasn‟t done properly, anyway -- isn‟t the best course of action to find college level research.”
  3. 3. “After several weeks into the course and a few good searches under my belt, I realized better results are achieved through databases like ProQuest.”
  4. 4. “I will still use Google to assist me in finding general information, but I will continue to try to use Google Scholar to refine my searches.”
  5. 5. “Learning about scholarly sources, what makes a scholarly source, and how to use a database to find these sources has been awesome.”
  6. 6. “I will continue to use Google Scholar in my life. I have already used it at work when trying to locate journal articles regarding specific veterinary disease processes.”
  7. 7. “I do some basic research in my job and being able to find information is a critical skill. Prior to the course, Google and a handful of government websites were the only places I knew to look. Now I have many more options to find information faster and of higher quality.”
  8. 8. “The biggest thing I learned in the class – which I think I still need work on – is citing in APA format.”
  9. 9. “I can use these skills for many different aspects of my life and career. It will help me immensely for future classes at Duquesne…. I can also use these skills in my career because I now know how to find better peer-reviewed papers that will help me if I‟m looking for certain information on topics related to my job.”
  10. 10. “I will use these skills when I write policies at work or papers at school, by making sure my findings are backed up using scholarly sources, which will make my work more credible.”
  11. 11. “I have already started using my new search skills to find information on how to care for my newborn. My wife was reading an article in a magazine that matched some information I found in a scholarly journal article. Now she has much more confidence in the advice in the magazine since we were able to verify it in a medical journal.”
  12. 12. “When I start my master‟s program in the fall, I will be able to properly search for information and have the knowledge of the many search applications that are designed to provide information that can be used in academic research.”