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(Part One) Research Guidelines For Writing your Thesis Paper
 

(Part One) Research Guidelines For Writing your Thesis Paper

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This presentation is Part One for students in preparation of writing their thesis paper. It was designed to assist students with preliminary research and developing a thesis statement.

This presentation is Part One for students in preparation of writing their thesis paper. It was designed to assist students with preliminary research and developing a thesis statement.

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  • Remember these 4
  • Primary=original artifacts, diaries, interviews,art,photos,letters Secondary= interpretation of facts, biographies,books,magazine articles ***use primary sources it makes your report interesting
  • Initial Research: Encyclopedias, almanacs, reference books => Use the table of contents and index to browse for your topic– Dewey Decimal
  • Who: Are they and expert? Look for author’s credentials and contact information What? What does the information tell you? Is there bias? Are they trying to sell you something? When was the information last updated– is it current?? How is the information laid out? Does the website look professional does it have active links?
  • Search engines have spider bots that crawl out into the web and bring back information some of the information returned is filtered and some is not
  • Good Keywords open the doors to great research. Change your keywords if your are not getting the information you need.
  • Databases are paid subscriptions, the information is updated on a daily basis,
  • Use the words “and” “or” in the keyword search box…. Use limiters and advanced search
  • From home login to Bayshore website and then media center– you will need passwords and user id’s to gain access to databases

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