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Research overview

  1. 1. Decide on Your Topic• Mind Map or Outline Your Thoughts to Determine Sub-Topics
  2. 2. Electronic Resources
  3. 3. Databases:A collection of magazine or journal articles in a single location. Also includes reference materials or images.
  4. 4. Don’t Forget to Search These:• Videos• Personal Interviews (Skype an expert)
  5. 5. Gather Sources
  6. 6. A Few Tools to Help Organize Sources
  7. 7. Evaluate SourcesUse the CRAAP method
  8. 8. The CRAAP Method •C urrency •R elevance •A uthority •A ccuracy •P urpose
  9. 9. Other Things to Think About with Websites• Is this someone’s personal page? – Look for names in the URL – Is it published by a free website creator? – EX: http://cnapolitano.weebly.com/• What is the domain? – .gov, .edu, .org, .com – Think about country codes – EX: http://www.ghost- story.co.uk/stories/battleofgettysburg.html• Use the first part of the URL to see who the publisher is – http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health- science/signs-of-alzheimers-but-not-other-dementias
  10. 10. Print or Digital Content Creation?Synthesize Information
  11. 11. Citation Management Tools

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