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New methods in research

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A professional development presentation for faculty in SAU48, Plymouth NH.

A professional development presentation for faculty in SAU48, Plymouth NH.

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  • 1. 1. Think Before You Search
    Where are you going?
    Define the task
    What is the research question?
    NoodleTools can help
    Photo by Brian Hillegas, Creative Commons on flickr
  • 2. 2. Look Beyond Google
    Sweet Search
    Sweet Search 4 Me
    Google Scholar
    Library of Congress
    Preselected Sites
    PRHS Library databases
    Save research time
    Photo By The U.S. Army (Searching for opposing forces) via Wikimedia Commons
  • 3. 3. Start Broad
    Understand this…
    Uncertainty
    Research is a process
    Research requires deep thinking (Nicholas Carr)
    Use nouns (keywords)
    Teach an actual method like The Big 6
    Photo by SerGe's Insanity Creative Commons on flickr
  • 4. 4. Narrow Results
    Narrow, broaden, find related terms
    Advanced search options
    “phrase searching”
    Boolean searching (+)
    Wildcard*
    Natural language
    Photo by danorth1 Creative Commons on flickr
  • 5. 5. Dig Deep
    Wikipedia
    (external links)
    Google Rankings
    .com sites purpose
    The deep web
    Effective research skills need to be reinforced over time
    Photo by NOAA, Ocean Explorer (Operation Deep Scope) Creative Commons on flickr
  • 6. 6. Evaluate Sources
    CRAAP Test (CAARP)
    Currency
    Relevance
    Authority
    Accuracy
    Purpose
    CARRDSS Test
    Who, when, and why?
    What are my needs?
    Photo by Heptagon via Wikimedia Commons
  • 7. 7. Find Primary Sources
    Primary vs. Secondary sources
    National Archives
    Library of Congress
    EBSCO (Kids Search and Student Research Center)
    Photo by Rosie O'Beirne Creative Commons on flickr
  • 8. 8. Cite Sources
    As you find resources cite them
    Bibliography (Works Consulted) vs. Works Cited
    NoodleBib
    Plagiarism (unintentional)
    Photo by amypalko Creative Commons on flickr
  • 9. 9. Utilize PRHS Library Databases
    prhslibrary.com
    “Database Passwords”
    lavalamp
    EBSCO
    Grolier (under encyclopedias)
    Newsbank
    The Record Enterprise
  • 10. 10. Google Docs
    Access your documents from anywhere
    Collaborate with other Google users
    MLA Format: headings, margins, and other guidelines