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Gnst 313 Winter09


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Gnst 313 Winter09

  1. 1. GNST 313 Library Research Session
  2. 2. Focus Your Topic Using the example below: 1. Identify the main topics/ideas 2. Brainstorm additional terms/concepts (min. 10) 3. Narrow or broaden one concept 4. Rewrite the question “Does violence in mass media influence the behavior of children?”
  3. 3. The search strategy 1. Top of page – write your reworded question 2. Choose two databases to search  Why did you select those two? Which worked better for you?  What terms did you use for your search?  Which of the four rules did you use?  Write down the journal title of one article that you feel is relevant to your reworded question. (UofC must have electronic access to this article).
  4. 4. Peer-reviewed definition  An article is "peer-reviewed" when it published in a "peer- reviewed" scholarly or scientific journal. Before publication, the article is reviewed and recognized by the author's "peers", i.e. other academic scholars/ experts in the field.  A process through which a research paper or other piece of writing is critically reviewed prior to publication, by individuals with in-depth knowledge of the author's area of research or investigation, to ensure that the work under review is accurate, reliable, well-written, and worth of publication; the process is generally guided by an editor who makes the final decision.
  5. 5. Scholarly, Trade or Popular? 1. Lipman, Zada. 2002. "A dirty dilemma: the hazardous waste trade." Harvard International Review, 23 (4) : 67-71. 2. Frey, William H. 1996. "Immigration, domestic migration, and demographic Balkanization in America: new evidence for the 1990s." Population and Development Review. 22 (4) : 741-763. 3. Frey, William H. 1998. "The diversity myth." American Demographics. 20 (6): 38-43.