HOW TO DO RESEARCH
GET READY, SET, GO
GET READY
 Choose a topic
 List keywords, synonyms and concepts
 Search the library catalog
 Read background informati...
Choose a Topic
 Of interest to you
 Manageable
 Specific
 Brainstorm
 List keywords, concepts,
synonyms
 Formulate a...
Search the Library Catalog
 Find books and media:
new titles, encyclopedias and reference books
 Read for background inf...
Search the Catalog
Library Catalog Search
Library Catalog Result
Read for Background
Get Set: Construct a Search Strategy
 What are effective interventions for schools, parents and law
enforcement to stop y...
Use Advanced Searching Techniques
 quotations “ “ to search for multiple terms as a complete phrase
“youth violence” “law...
Boolean Operators: AND, OR, NOT
 Combine search terms for a narrow result:
“law enforcement” AND “youth programs”
 Combi...
Use Research Port
Select Databases
Research Port: Psychology
General Databases
 Academic Search Premier
 JSTOR
 Project Muse
Academic Search Premier
JSTOR
Subject Related Databases
 PsycINFO
 Social Sciences Citations Index
 SocIndex with Full Text
 ProQuest Criminal Justi...
PsycINFO
Web of Knowledge
Web of Knowledge Result
ProQuest Criminal Justice Result
ProQuest Criminal Justice
Searching on the Internet
 Search in Google but evaluate the site before using the
information
 Information is written b...
Websites
 Preventing Juvenile Delinquency: Early Intervention and
Comprehensiveness as Critical Factors
 Effective Inter...
Go
 Read sources, take notes
 Organize ideas
 Make an outline
 Write first draft
 Document sources
(footnotes or endn...
APA CITATION FORMAT
 Citing Sources Using the APA Publication Manual
http://www.lib.umd.edu/guides/citing_apa.html
 APA ...
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How to do research juvenile delinquency 2013

  1. 1. HOW TO DO RESEARCH GET READY, SET, GO
  2. 2. GET READY  Choose a topic  List keywords, synonyms and concepts  Search the library catalog  Read background information
  3. 3. Choose a Topic  Of interest to you  Manageable  Specific  Brainstorm  List keywords, concepts, synonyms  Formulate a question or hypothesis
  4. 4. Search the Library Catalog  Find books and media: new titles, encyclopedias and reference books  Read for background information  Note sources in bibliographies Check dates for recency Check for availability in catalog
  5. 5. Search the Catalog
  6. 6. Library Catalog Search
  7. 7. Library Catalog Result
  8. 8. Read for Background
  9. 9. Get Set: Construct a Search Strategy  What are effective interventions for schools, parents and law enforcement to stop youth violence and juvenile delinquency?  Concepts/Keywords intervention prevention school parents law enforcement violence crime youth  Related terms programs strategies accommodations partnerships community police family teens young people  Slang or alternative forms kids hits going down cops  Acronyms DEA FBI ATF ICE AAA ALA Teen
  10. 10. Use Advanced Searching Techniques  quotations “ “ to search for multiple terms as a complete phrase “youth violence” “law enforcement”  truncation * to include all variant endings: counsel* (counselor counseling)  Parentheses ( ) Sets the order of search. Terms in parentheses are searched first: “school programs” AND (youth violence OR juvenile delinquency ) If more than one set is used the one on the left is searched first
  11. 11. Boolean Operators: AND, OR, NOT  Combine search terms for a narrow result: “law enforcement” AND “youth programs”  Combine synonyms or closely related terms for a wider search: interventions OR partnerships  Excludes terms from the search result: “youth violence” NOT “juvenile delinquency”
  12. 12. Use Research Port
  13. 13. Select Databases
  14. 14. Research Port: Psychology
  15. 15. General Databases  Academic Search Premier  JSTOR  Project Muse
  16. 16. Academic Search Premier
  17. 17. JSTOR
  18. 18. Subject Related Databases  PsycINFO  Social Sciences Citations Index  SocIndex with Full Text  ProQuest Criminal Justice Periodicals  Violence and Abuse Abstracts
  19. 19. PsycINFO
  20. 20. Web of Knowledge
  21. 21. Web of Knowledge Result
  22. 22. ProQuest Criminal Justice Result
  23. 23. ProQuest Criminal Justice
  24. 24. Searching on the Internet  Search in Google but evaluate the site before using the information  Information is written by anyone  It is not authoritative or peer reviewed by experts in the field  It is not organized and is difficult to find. Popular items come up first.  Is flexible with search terms and recognizes phrases or natural languagae
  25. 25. Websites  Preventing Juvenile Delinquency: Early Intervention and Comprehensiveness as Critical Factors  Effective Intervention for Serious Juvenile Offenders  Prevention and Intervention Programs for Juvenile Offenders
  26. 26. Go  Read sources, take notes  Organize ideas  Make an outline  Write first draft  Document sources (footnotes or endnotes)  Write a bibliography  Revise first draft  Proofread final draft
  27. 27. APA CITATION FORMAT  Citing Sources Using the APA Publication Manual http://www.lib.umd.edu/guides/citing_apa.html  APA Style Help http://www.apastyle.org/apa-style-help.aspx  How to Write an Annotated Bibliography http://www.umuc.edu/library/tutorials/bibliograph y/bibliography-text.shtml

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