Research Right!Workshop 2: Gathering     Information       Alison Healy     Larissa K. Garcia       Genda Vann         Fal...
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-review...
Finding Articles Library Databases  Articles from magazines, journals, &   newspapers  Off-campus access to most databa...
Planning Calendar Build research & note-taking into your planning calendar Example: http://libguides.triton.edu/loader.p...
Note Taking/Organization Strategies 1 Sheet/document per source   example: two column notes   research question = guide...
Junk Food Article: Key Terms Unbranded meals: meals that are not from a fast food brand Prefab: foods that are pre-made,...
Note Taking: Hard copies Paperclip your note sheet/sheets to the  printed source pages Consider keeping each source in a...
Taking Notes: Electronically On your flashdrive, create “Research  Project” folder Create folders for each source  Titl...
Taking Notes: Electronically Using a flashdrive to save your notes  electronically Save a tree! Can work on any compute...
Questions? Next Workshop: Writing the           PaperThursday, Nov. 15 th, 1-2:30pm
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Research Right: Gathering Information

  1. 1. Research Right!Workshop 2: Gathering Information Alison Healy Larissa K. Garcia Genda Vann Fall 2012 Triton College
  2. 2. Today’s Outline Types of information sources Finding articles Note-taking strategies
  3. 3. Types of Information Sources Reference Books Newspapers (News sources) Books Magazines Academic Journals (Peer-reviewed or scholarly journals)
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. Planning Calendar Build research & note-taking into your planning calendar Example: http://libguides.triton.edu/loader.php?type=d&id=5 93442
  6. 6. 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 #
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 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)
  9. 9. 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”
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. Questions? Next Workshop: Writing the PaperThursday, Nov. 15 th, 1-2:30pm

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