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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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Interlibrary Loan

If you need a book or article that we don't have, you can get it via Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

 

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  • MLA International Bibliography  
      
    Contains more than 1.8 million citations about language, literature, linguistics and folklore (culture). Source types include journals, books, dissertations, bibliographies and conference proceedings.
  • Project Muse  
      
    Focuses primarily on humanities and language, offers full-text of more than 250 journals. Some coverage for the performing arts, social sciences, and education. All publications are scholarly, peer-reviewed journals. 25 journals continue the JSTOR coverage of the publication.
  • 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.
  • Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory  
      
    Comprehensive international list of journals, magazines, newspapers, and online full-text electronic references. For each title indicates subject area, publisher, publication schedule, where indexed/abstracted, if peer reviewed and more. Search by title, ISSN, publisher, subject, keyword, dates, and more.
  • MLA Directory of Periodicals  
      
    Searchable index of over 5500 international language, literature, linguistics, and folklore related sources. Sources are indexed in MLA Bibliography. Provides journal name, scope and focus, publication frequency, mission, advertising rates, etc.

Developing Keywords

Make a research question from your topic.

  • For example: "What is currently being done to help conserve the endangered Giant Panda population?"
    •   Keywords: conserve and Giant Panda

Think of related words.

  • Conserve: conservation, preservation, protection
  • Giant Panda: panda, Ailuropoda melanoleuca (scientific name).

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