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Creating a Research Question & Basic Search Strategies March 26, 2007 Ms. Gardner
How to choose a good research question <ul><li>1. Choose a question that interests you! </li></ul>
How to choose a good research question <ul><li>2. Choose a question that matters. </li></ul><ul><li>This means other peopl...
How to choose a good research question <ul><li>3. Choose a question that is not too BIG or too  little. </li></ul>
Which is  little , which is  BIG  and which is  “just right”? <ul><li>1. What did Martin Luther King accomplish in his lif...
Basic Search Strategies <ul><li>Try MAGNOLIA first </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t forget to check the FULL TEXT box </li></ul><ul...
If using a website, read this first… <ul><li>You may only use 3 websites TOTAL </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia may be one of y...
Q: I’m getting too many results, what do I do? <ul><li>A: Try using more KEYWORDS or try putting “ “ marks around a person...
Q: I’m getting too few results, what do I do? <ul><li>A: Try using less KEYWORDS </li></ul><ul><li>Try using SYNONYMS  </l...
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  1. 1. Creating a Research Question & Basic Search Strategies March 26, 2007 Ms. Gardner
  2. 2. How to choose a good research question <ul><li>1. Choose a question that interests you! </li></ul>
  3. 3. How to choose a good research question <ul><li>2. Choose a question that matters. </li></ul><ul><li>This means other people are writing about it and you will be able to find sources to write your paper. </li></ul>
  4. 4. How to choose a good research question <ul><li>3. Choose a question that is not too BIG or too little. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Which is little , which is BIG and which is “just right”? <ul><li>1. What did Martin Luther King accomplish in his life? </li></ul><ul><li>2. What was Martin Luther King’s impact on future ministers in Georgia? </li></ul><ul><li>3. How did King’s faith impact his message? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Basic Search Strategies <ul><li>Try MAGNOLIA first </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t forget to check the FULL TEXT box </li></ul><ul><li>http://library.msstate.edu/magnolia </li></ul><ul><li>Password from home: magn0897 </li></ul><ul><li>If you SKIM an article and it looks good, email or “Save to my EBSCO folder” </li></ul>
  7. 7. If using a website, read this first… <ul><li>You may only use 3 websites TOTAL </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia may be one of your websites </li></ul><ul><li>Your other websites must be RELIABLE </li></ul><ul><li>They should have an author and should be from an EXPERT (someone we can trust) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Q: I’m getting too many results, what do I do? <ul><li>A: Try using more KEYWORDS or try putting “ “ marks around a person’s name or a phrase. </li></ul><ul><li>Ex: “Martin Luther King” AND impact AND civil rights AND faith </li></ul>
  9. 9. Q: I’m getting too few results, what do I do? <ul><li>A: Try using less KEYWORDS </li></ul><ul><li>Try using SYNONYMS </li></ul><ul><li>Ex: try “legacy” instead of impact </li></ul><ul><li>Try using truncation: use a * to search for a root word with multiple endings </li></ul><ul><li>Ex: teach* searches for teach, teacher, teaches, teaching, etc. </li></ul>
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