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  • 1. Teaching Research Using Statewide Databases Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records http://www.lib.az.us/azlibrary/res.php
  • 2. Steps in the Research Process • Big6 problem solving process – Task definition – Information seeking strategies – Location and access – Use of information – Synthesis – Evaluation – Graphic organizer for the research process
  • 3. Creating a Thesis • Purdue University Owl • Empire State College • ASU
  • 4. Organizing the Research Paper • University of Minnesota project calculator old form • University of Minnesota project calculator new beta form
  • 5. Searching On-line Database Collections vs. Searching the Internet This table illustrates the differences between using the Internet and purchased databases to locate information. Comparison Area On-line Internet TYPE OF MATERIAL Articles from published newspapers, magazines, journals and reference books. Most of these cannot be retrieved on the Internet Web sites of companies, government agencies, non- profit organizations, educational institutions. Limited access to copyrighted publications RELIABILITY High. Information is subject to some sort of editorial or peer review. Varied. Some web sites are reliable. Since publishing on the Internet is free or inexpensive, almost anyone can publish there. BEST USED FOR Academic information Information from specific organizations, government agencies and popular culture. BEST SEARCH TECHNIQUE Boolean search with AND, OR, NOT Depends on the search engine. Some use boolean, some use natural language. RESULTS Results are usually displayed with the most recent item first. Results are displayed in the order that the search terms occur most frequently. See also: http://www.asu.edu/courses/asu101/breeze/library/why/index.htm RESEARCH
  • 6. Primary vs Secondary Resources • Princeton University • Cornell University • ASU
  • 7. Primary Sources by Subject • Primary Sources on the Internet for history http://www.eduplace.com/ss/hmss/primary.html • Primary Sources on the Internet for sciences http://guides.lib.msu.edu/page.phtml?page_id=2469 • Primary Sources on the Internet for mathmatics http://www.ams.org/mathweb/mi-mathinfo03.html
  • 8. Plagiarism Prevention • Plagiarism test
  • 9. Citations • Oregon citation maker
  • 10. Citations • Oregon citation maker

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