Research Right!Workshop 2: Gathering Information Alison Healy Larissa K. Garcia Genda Vann Fall 2012 Triton College
Today’s Outline Types of information sources Finding articles Note-taking strategies
Types of Information Sources Reference Books Newspapers (News sources) Books Magazines Academic Journals (Peer-reviewed or scholarly journals)
Finding Articles Library Databases Articles from magazines, journals, & newspapers Off-campus access to most databases Designated by double asterisk ** Enter your 17-digit student ID number as Library ID number Accessibility functions Tools: email, citation, etc.
Planning Calendar Build research & note-taking into your planning calendar Example: http://libguides.triton.edu/loader.php?type=d&id=5 93442
Note Taking/Organization Strategies 1 Sheet/document per source example: two column notes research question = guide Title of each note sheet: Title of source Citation format (title author, source type, pages) Important quotes (use quotation marks) and cite page # Summarize/paraphrase important ideas of paragraphs and cite page #
Junk Food Article: Key Terms Unbranded meals: meals that are not from a fast food brand Prefab: foods that are pre-made, cut, packaged, etc. Placate: to pacify, appease, or calm down Junk food lobbyists: people that are paid to try to influence lawmakers to make decisions that will help the junk food industry Excess commodity food: surplus (extra) farm products the government can purchase and redistribute Subsidize: pay/grant money for a service or product Farm-based gleaning programs: programs that collect and redistribute left-over crops that won’t be sold Agribusiness: various businesses involved in the production, processing, and sale of food Farm-state lawmakers: lawmakers from states with large farming industries Omnibus farm bill: comprehensive/complex law that covers multiple aspects of the farming industry
Note Taking: Hard copies Paperclip your note sheet/sheets to the printed source pages Consider keeping each source in a separate folder/file folder ( you can color code)
Taking Notes: Electronically On your flashdrive, create “Research Project” folder Create folders for each source Title of folder: Title of source Within each folder Electronic copy of the source can be saved as a word document or just save a link to the electronic source (If a database, ebook, or website). Save source material as the title of the source Save your note sheet as “__(Title)___ Notes”
Taking Notes: Electronically Using a flashdrive to save your notes electronically Save a tree! Can work on any computer Use Microsoft Word functions (highlight, comment) Copy & paste notes directly into your outline/paper BEWARE OF PLAGIARISM! Do not copy & paste directly from source into your paper/outline unless you properly cite it.
Questions? Next Workshop: Writing the PaperThursday, Nov. 15 th, 1-2:30pm