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LBS 2500: Social Change and Social Movements in the US

After Hours Research Help

What Researchers Do:

TOPIC – Define the research question/statement

SOURCES – Identify the information need. Do you need background info? A research article? A literature review article? etc. What databases would include this type of information on your topic?

KEYWORDS – Select the words you will be using to find information effectively and efficiently (Use a variety of words to describe your topic/concepts. Find subject headings that relate to your topic/concept).

EVALUATION – Evaluate information critically. Is the info relevant, reliable, current, appropriate?

USE--Organize, synthesize and communicate information to make your point/argument.

CITE--Ethically and legally access and use info by avoiding plagiarism and citing all your sources.

Scholarly vs. Popular Periodicals Video

This video was produced by librarians at the Peabody Library at Vanderbilt University.

http://www.library.vanderbilt.edu/peabody/tutorial_files/scholarlyfree/index.html

LBS 2500 Class Outline and Exercise

Writing Help

Subject Guide

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