Research Myths and Essentials for SCAD Graduate Theses
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SCAD Libraries explode six common myths about advanced research, and provide six helpful services and tools for thesis success.

SCAD Libraries explode six common myths about advanced research, and provide six helpful services and tools for thesis success.

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    • Research Myths and Research Essentialsfor SCAD Graduate Theses
    • Six Research Myths Exploded CC image by Flickr user siameye
    • Six Research Myths ExplodedMyth #1: I must bethe only person whohas no idea where tobegin or what to evenlook for
    • Six Research Myths ExplodedMyth #1: I must bethe only person whohas no idea where tobegin or what to evenlook forTruth: Everyonebegins research withuncertainty CC image by Flickr user gynti_46
    • Six Research Myths ExplodedMyth #2: I need to getall of my researchdone before I beginwriting
    • Six Research Myths ExplodedMyth #2: I need to getall of my researchdone before I beginwritingTruth: Research takesplace throughout theproject – not just atthe beginning CC image by Flickr user ksbuehler
    • Six Research Myths ExplodedMyth #3: Once I beginresearching I’m ‘stuck’with that topic
    • Six Research Myths ExplodedMyth #3: Once I beginresearching I’m ‘stuck’with that topicTruth: It is normal andokay to make topicadjustments as you goalong CC image by Flickr user jurvetson
    • Six Research Myths ExplodedMyth #4: Somewhere Iwill find the perfectsource that will addressall of my researchquestions
    • Six Research Myths ExplodedMyth #4: Somewhere Iwill find the perfectsource that will addressall of my researchquestionsTruth: Your thesis is asynthesis of manydifferent ideas andsources. It’s up to youcombine them in thefinal product. CC image by Flickr user luc.viatour
    • Six Research Myths ExplodedMyth #5: I alreadyknow what theconclusion is, now Ijust need a source thatwill support it
    • Six Research Myths ExplodedMyth #5: I alreadyknow what theconclusion is, now Ijust need a source thatwill support itTruth: Research =learning, exploring aswell as verifying CC image by Flickr user semuthutan
    • Six Research Myths ExplodedMyth #6: There isnothing you can’t findas long as you lookhard enough
    • Six Research Myths ExplodedMyth #6: There isnothing you can’t findas long as you lookhard enoughTruth: Not everythinghas been documented(or is accessible) CC image by Flickr user Stiwwe
    • Six Essentials forEasing Research Stress CC image by Flickr user Lori_NY
    • Essentials for Easing Research Stress Reference Librarians “Ask A Librarian” for quick help Research consultations by appointment Refresh your skills with online workshops and research guidesCC image by Flickr user cvitko_belas
    • Essentials for Easing Research Stress Start Early and Plan Ahead When it comes to research, better to take many small sips rather than a huge gulp!CC image by Flickr user Taras Kalapun
    • Essentials for Easing Research Stress Use a Variety of Materials Your core sources should be scholarly… …but don’t limit yourself to only scholarly researchCC image by Flickr user Lisa_L
    • Essentials for Easing Research Stress Expand Beyond SCAD Libraries Worldcat Google Books Google Scholar InterLibrary LoanCC image by Flickr user flatcap2009
    • Essentials for Easing Research Stress Stay Focused and Organized Useful apps and tools: Zotero and Mendeley Freedom and AntiSocial Assignment CalculatorsCC image by Flickr user namaa
    • Essentials for Easing Research Stress It’s up to you to be Flexible Creative PersistentCC image by Flickr user Tjng~
    • Questions? Ask A Librarian! ref@scad.edu / library.scad.edu Links, tools, and more tips:http://scad.libguides.com/gradstudents