Task 2 on the assignment asks you to keep track of your keywords and the resources you searched. Here's a sample grid that may help you develop your search strategy while fulfilling the requirements:
At the same time, Task 3 asks you to list the sources you found-- use the filtering options in databases---scholarly, peer-reviewed articles, newspaper articles. Take the time to evaluate webpages before adding them to your list.
Websites that may be related to the grid:
Check the topics listed in Global Issues in Context. This resource provides different types of information resources, including a curated list of websites. Here's a sample from the database:
NOTE: Use the citation tools provided by the database. For APA style citation questions, search in the APA Style Blog--the style keeps changing as more information options appear!
Sage Research Methods is a collection of reference books, handbooks and manuals on research. Useful Project Planners give brief overviews of research, such as literature review (and how to have a successful one), sampling and online surveys. Try out the widget below.
Writing your Research Paper
First time writing a research paper? Research Fundamentals (formerly the First Year Writing Guide provides a number of pointers and advice. The PLAN tab at the top of the page is especially useful when getting started.
Visit the Research Tutorials Guide for quick video/slides/checklists how-to-do research!
Helpful Hints from Sage Research Methods Online include:
Search for articles, books, media and more with Scholar OneSearch.
If you know the title of a book, journal or video. . .
Click on Browse