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Finding Research Sources- Eng 1010

  1. 1. English 1010/1011 Shelley Roseman
  2. 2. Working with your idea…. When Economy Sours, Tootsie Rolls Soothe Souls one of “most e-mailed article” from NYT http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/24 /nyregion/24candy.html
  3. 3. “The recession seems to have a sweet tooth. As The recession? unemployment has risen and 401(k)’s have shrunk” History of candy? “There may be historic precedent to the recessionary strength of the candy business. During the 1930s, candy companies thrived, introducing an array of confections that remain popular today. Snickers started in 1930. Tootsie Pops appeared in 1931. Mars bars with almonds and Three Musketeers bars followed in 1932. “ “Candy companies are relatively recession-proof,” said Peter Liebhold, chairman of the Smithsonian Institution’s work and industry division. “During the Great Depression, candy companies stayed in business.” The Great Depression
  4. 4. www.lib.uconn.edu Recession keyword search
  5. 5. Finding Books Very Broad Results? Do you have enough background on your topic?
  6. 6. Issues & Controversies Britannica Online CQ Researcher Reputable Background Sources
  7. 7. Search History Recession and history keyword boolean search Knowing more about your topic improves your search strategy
  8. 8. Finding Articles www.lib.uconn.edu Research Databases
  9. 9. Begin with… Research Databases “Not Sure Where to Start” Then go back to other subject-specific databases
  10. 10. Academic Search Premier Select the best databases…
  11. 11. Candy OR sweets AND depression Database Chosen: Academic Search Premier
  12. 12. Revised Search chocolate AND hershey Databases Chosen America: History & Life Historical Abstracts History Reference Center
  13. 13. chocolate AND hershey “peer-reviewed” articles
  14. 14. Questions?
  15. 15. Thank you! shelley.roseman@uconn.edu

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