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ENGL 110 Hase-Jackson: Researching
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Why Use a Research Strategy?
Because a research strategy...
for your research effort
on-topic and focused
on finding answers to your research question
build your knowledge with solid background information first
before moving into the more detailed, issue-specific literature
Reminds you to
cite your sources correctly
Helps you to
critically evaluate your sources
Scholarly Journals vs. Popular Magazines
An overview of the differences between journals and magazines.
Distinguishing Scholarly Journals from Other Periodicals
This guide divides the criteria for periodical literature into four categories to help distinguish between the various levels of scholarship found in library electronic and print collections.
Critical Evaluation of Resources
Suggestions for evaluating a range of resources, including books, articles and websites. Covers suitablility, authority, other indicators, reference sources, and provides links. (From UC Berkeley Library.)
Evaluate Web Pages
Useful evaluation checklists for Advocacy, Business/Marketing, Information, News, and Personal web Pages from the authors of Web Wisdom: How to Evaluate and Create Information Quality on the Web.
Evaluating Web Pages: Questions to Consider
A straightforward set of evaluation criteria from the Cornell University Library.
Research Worksheet (Google Doc)
Research Question Resources
"Create Research Questions": Worksheets from Sonoma State University Library
These worksheets will guide you through the process of structuring research questions, and provide a criteria for their examination, which can help you select a research question to focus upon.
Thesis Statement Resources
Purdue Owl: Creating a Thesis Statement
Articles and information on creating an effective thesis for your academic paper.
Dartmouth Institute for Writing and Rhetoric: Developing Your Thesis
A very useful resource from the Dartmouth Institute for Writing and Rhetoric's
Materials for First-Year Writers
riter's Web: Thesis Statement Excercises
Choose the best revision for each. These exercises help students and writers develop a better understanding of the thesis statement.
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