Research for Social Studies@ MLWGS<br />an Introduction for FIRC<br />Ms. DeGroat, Librarian<br />http://mwlibrary.wordpre...
Clarify expectations<br />Sources<br />Purpose<br />Product<br />Brainstorm keywords<br />Select note-taking method<br />M...
Places to Look- Reference<br />Books<br />MW Library<br />
Places to look - Scholarly<br />Academic Journals<br />
Online Archives<br />Newspapers<br />Photographs<br />Treaties<br />Letters<br />Diaries<br />Places to look - Primary<br ...
Password manager<br />Firefox plug-in<br />LastPass<br />Personal accounts<br />Multiple browser tabs<br />Favorite search...
Source lists from scholars/librarians<br />Research guide<br />Web guide<br />Subject guide<br />Topic guide<br />Bibliogr...
Read to refine your research question/thesis<br />Scope<br />Perspective<br />Take notes<br />Ask questions<br />Compare i...
Document sources<br />Noodle Tools<br />Bibliography & foot notes<br />Note cards<br />Chicago Manuscript Style<br />Avoid...
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  1. 1. Research for Social Studies@ MLWGS<br />an Introduction for FIRC<br />Ms. DeGroat, Librarian<br />http://mwlibrary.wordpress.com<br />
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  3. 3. Clarify expectations<br />Sources<br />Purpose<br />Product<br />Brainstorm keywords<br />Select note-taking method<br />Make a plan<br />
  4. 4. Places to Look- Reference<br />Books<br />MW Library<br />
  5. 5. Places to look - Scholarly<br />Academic Journals<br />
  6. 6. Online Archives<br />Newspapers<br />Photographs<br />Treaties<br />Letters<br />Diaries<br />Places to look - Primary<br />MW Library<br />
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  8. 8. Password manager<br />Firefox plug-in<br />LastPass<br />Personal accounts<br />Multiple browser tabs<br />Favorite search engine<br />JSTOR<br />MW Catalog / Google Book<br />Noodle Tools<br />Word / notebook / stickies / index cards<br />Organize your tools<br />
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  10. 10. Source lists from scholars/librarians<br />Research guide<br />Web guide<br />Subject guide<br />Topic guide<br />Bibliography<br />Historiography<br />Webliography<br />Reference lists of found articles<br />Bibliographies of found books (including e-books)<br />Consult existing maps<br />
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  12. 12. Read to refine your research question/thesis<br />Scope<br />Perspective<br />Take notes<br />Ask questions<br />Compare interpretations<br />Seek differing perspectives<br />Notice common themes<br />Build word bank of potential search terms<br />Use found sources to find more sources<br />Reflect regularly on your progress<br />Implement your plan<br />
  13. 13. Document sources<br />Noodle Tools<br />Bibliography & foot notes<br />Note cards<br />Chicago Manuscript Style<br />Avoid plagiarism<br />Words<br />Structure<br />Ideas<br />
  14. 14. MW Library<br />

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