Think with purpose• I would spend 55 minutes to understand and formulate the problem, and 5 minutes to come up with ideas/execute the solution.
FramingMake a keyquestion aboutwhat you looking tofind before youactually are on theInternet withseveral key wordswritten down on apiece of paper.
Finding• Using either your whole question or key words: Search using appropriate search engines or data bases such as: - Goggle Scholar - www.webcrawler.com - EBScoHost - Emerald - J-Stor - or Yahoo and Goggle as a last resort
Selecting 1• Read briefly the description line and only if it has elements of your question or key words open it.• Once opened read the abstract or if a wikipedia the overview section.• The if you believe it fits your research query; download if you can as a pdf and save to either to the computer or flash
Selecting 2• If you are using a public computer download to the computer if is in pdf and email to yourself or put in Dropbox• Remember Wikipedi is a start not a final point of research – so review it only to get a clear idea of the concept but remember to continue to look for academic or peer- reviewed research material
Selecting 3• If you find an article that only has an abstract but the full article requires payment; write down the author’s email or name – and send them a request for a re- print of that work.
Using• Remember plagiarism kills • Use the right referencing system required by your university or by the publication you want to publish in.• There are many good sites available with free material on referencing - just Google it