What do all these things have in common? They're all ways people publish news and information.The Oxford English Dictionary .Scholarly communication refers to the way that scholars in a discipline publish their research findings. Learning a discipline includes learning its publishing practices.
When you begin research, you search differently than you do later on. The Information Search Process model developed by Kuhlthau illustrates the different stages of research:
Research is an iterative, not a linear, process
Beginning: Google Scholar, web search, reference sources, books, your textbook, find one or two good sourcesMiddle to end: start with one or two good citations, 1) read their references and follow up on interesting ones2) If it’s an older article, see who has cited it since (Web of Science)3) Try searching for it in a database and see how it’s indexed – what subject terms are used4) Be creative and explore databases (indexes) outside discipline
Everyone has their own research 'style‘, you need to find yours
Make a research plan, even if you have to change it -- and you will have to change it. Be flexible and take advantage of failure & mistakes
When you keep coming across the same results, you’ve probably come to the end of your research
1. Road to Research Linda Neyer February 12, 2013
2. To publish --To make generally accessible or availablefor acceptance or use (a work of art,information, etc.); to present to or beforethe public; spec. to make public (news,research findings, etc.) through themedium of print or the Internet. - OED
3. Information Search Process
4. Another view
5. Many roadslead to the finaldestination
6. Research ‘style’
7. Dont rely on memory to track your results can you say ‘plagiarism’?