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INQUIRY and STRATEGIES

 

Identify the Problem & Ask Questions

     

    Assignment Specifics

    What is the best way to communicate the information?

    Search Strategies

    • Locate and search appropriate resources
    • Vary search terms (don't use the same search terms over and over again)
    • Think of synonyms
    • Use Boolean searching
    • Use "quotation marks" to search for exact phrases
    • Be creative
    • Search for a variety of sources - print text, video, audio, still images, speeches, interviews, charts, graphs, research and case studies, and more!

    Some search terms to try:

        
       

      RESOURCES

      Usernames and passwords for subscription databases and e-books are located under the Contents section of the Edline homepage.

       

      Opposing Viewpoints (Gale/Cengage)

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      Student Resources in Context (Gale/Cengage)

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      U.S. History in Context (Gale/Cengage)

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      ProQuest Databases

       

      E-books

      Free Online Resources

      Take a moment to read the 'About Us' information.

      • Who is providing the information?
      • Where did the author find his/her facts, data, information?
      • What is the purpose of the site?
      • When was the site last updated?
      • What is the possible bias?
       

      BIBLIOGRAPHIES & CITATIONS

      When you use someone else's words, work, thoughts, and/or ideas, you need to give the person credit. It doesn't matter whether you quote the person word-for-word or put it in your own words (paraphrase), you need to acknowledge where the words, work, thought, or idea originated. Otherwise, you are passing it off as your own.

      Be responsible.

      Be honest.

      Show integrity.

       

      Record Bibliographic Information

      Don't forget to record the following for each source you use:

      • Author/creator
      • Title of article, chapter, film, webpage
      • Page number
      • Name of magazine, newspaper, journal, book, website
      • Publication date
      • Name of subscription database (if used)
      • Format (web, print)
      • Date of access (if found online)

      NoodleTools

      • NoodleTools
        NoodleTools is a bibliographic software tool to assist you in creating accurate source citations in MLA and APA formats.

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