If you can't find any of this information, even after searching through the site's links, you may be using a private website or topic website, and should review the information for those sources also note: you may notice that listing internet sources often takes more time and care than listing print sources. Primary sources both primary and secondary sources are useful and can help you learn about the past in the strictest definition, primary sources are usually considered to be items like personal letters, diaries, records or other documents created during the period under study. The writing process once you select a topic and complete enough research to commit yourself—at least tentatively—to your stance toward that topic, you are ready to begin writing.
Even if your professor doesn't mention it, the hilltopics student handbook reminds all students in every course at the university of tennessee to abide by the honor statement: an essential feature of the university of tennessee is a commitment to maintaining an atmosphere of intellectual integrity and academic honesty. If you find too much information, you may need to narrow your topic if you find too little, you may need to broaden your topic be original your instructor reads hundreds of research papers every year, and many of them are on the same topics (topics in the news at the time, controversial issues, subjects for which there is ample and easily. University libraries information literacy primary and secondary sources for science primary and secondary sources for science in the sciences, primary sources are documents that provide full description of the original research. You should be willing to revise your research problem as you find out more about your topic you may, for example, discover that the data you were hoping to analyse is not available, or you may encounter a new piece of information or a new concept while undertaking a literature search, that makes you rethink the basis of your research problem.
Librarians collaborate with researchers on the entirety of the research life cycle you can find guides related to these areas below for subject specific research assistance, we also recommend contacting the subject specialist(s) for your research interest. Government documents center (university of michigan library) this resource provides access thousands of web sites with government or statistical information users can browse or search the site. Not all information is reliable or true, nor will all information be suitable for your paper or project print and internet sources vary widely in their authority, accuracy, objectivity, currency, and coverage. To find out more about an author: google the author's name or dig deeper in the library's biographical source databases to find scholarly sources: when searching library article databases, look for a checkbox to narrow your results to scholarly, peer reviewed or peer refereed publications. The page or paragraph number where you find information is required for all quotations but is optional for paraphrased information citations in your paper are necessary to provide credit to the proper sources failure to cite properly could result in plagiarism.
If so, locate these sources for more information on your topic do the various reviewers agree on the value or attributes of the book or has it aroused controversy among the critics for web sites, consider consulting this evaluation source from uc berkeley. Your resources need to be recent enough for your topic if your paper is on a topic like cancer research, you would want the most recent information, but a topic such as world war ii could use information written in a broader time range. Reaching your intended audience paper details in a 2- to 3-page paper: identify at least 4 different methods to reach an intended audience describe each identified method of reaching an intended audience and provide examples of the method in use, related to a health topic of your choice.
Research projects can be used to develop further knowledge on a topic, or in the example of a school research project, they can be used to further a student's research prowess to prepare them for future jobs or reports. Obviously, this is easier for courses within your major, but even for those nasty prerequisite classes that you must take in order to graduate [and that provide an additional revenue stream to the university], try to apply issues associated with your major to the general topic given to you. Your library may have specialized dictionaries for different topics like science, sports, music, and so on, which offer more complete information than a regular dictionary ask your reference librarian to help you. Useful information on citing your sources in various formats research guides by subject or major research guides contain links to web sites and databases as well as other pointers to useful resources, tailored for specific subjects.
Being able to evaluate the credibility of information is an important skill used in school, work, and day-to-day life of sources while faculty at a university. The topic may be your course portfolio project or a different topic of your choice using the walden library, locate two articles in scholarly journals that deal with your portfolio topic: 1) select one article that utilizes a quantitative research design and 2) select a second article that utilizes either a qualitative or a mixed methods design. Information literacy is the ability to identify what information is needed, understand how the information is organized, identify the best sources of information for a given need, locate those sources, evaluate the sources critically, and share that information.
Use online databases to find articles in journals, newspapers, and magazines (periodicals) you can search for periodical articles by the article author, title, or keyword by using databases in your subject area in databases. The esf science corps embodies suny esf's vision 2020: a better world through environmental discovery the science corps supports campus-based, in-school, workplace and field-based stem (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) learning and professional development experiences for middle and high school students and teachers, with a focus on sustainability. Required for your thinking to go through many stages: you will need to identify subjects, raise questions, develop a focus, formulate and reformulate ideas on the basis of new information, come to understand the subject, and reach conclusions. From the internet public library a guide to researching and writing a paper, including topic selection and searching for information blue book of grammar and punctuation online version of the book that provides examples and tips on grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and other writing rules.
Finding credible sources online the dreaded research paper can leave many wondering where to go for information with the internet being so accessible, it might be tempting to type words into google and use whatever comes up first. Part 2: find two sources that support your evaluation of the article and give a brief summary of both explain why you believe these sources are credible and they would, or would not, be valuable to this author. Another way of detecting bias is assessing how true the information appears relative to other reliable sources of information you should make sure you corroborate any position you find with other positions published in other sources, such as periodicals or books.