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Research- What is it?

Use this course guide to help build sources for your research project

If at any time you feel confused or frustrated, please ask for help!

Research requires:

  • time
  • patience
  • focus
  • initiative
  • reasoning
  • analysis

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Select and focus your research topic

1. Have you chosen a topic related to your assignment?

2. Need help forming search terms? Try:

  •    Writing a sentence about your topic
  •    Pull out important words
  •    Think of other key terms outside of the sentence
  •    Talk to other people about it - do you know someone who works in the field?
  •    Use database features to focus your research question



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  • JSTOR  
    Back volumes for 880 journals from volume 1, issue 1, but not the most current 2-5 years. About 20 titles have coverage through the most recent issue, and about 5 have current but not historical coverage. General subject areas include art & architecture, Asian studies, botany, ecology, economics, education, finance, history, language & literature, mathematics, music, philosophy, political science, population studies, sociology and statistics.
  • Academic Search Complete  
    Multi-disciplinary academic resource. Covers social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, language, arts, literature, and medicine. Includes scholarly full-text articles from over 7,300 sources, with an additional 1,000 full-text sources. Indexes more than 10,000 periodicals
  • Google Scholar  
    Google scholar is a specialized Google service that searches the web for material that MAY be scholarly. Using the special link above and signing in with your WTAMU ID provides free access to full-text of items located in WTAMU's proprietary databases.

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