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LIBRARY 160: INTRODUCTION TOCOLLEGE-LEVEL RESEARCHIOWA STATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY INSTRUCTION SERVICESIowa State University Digital PressAmes, IA
Library 160: Introduction to College-Level Research by Iowa State University Library Instruction Services islicensed under aCreative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwisenoted.Suggested citation:Iowa State University Library Instruction Services. (2021).Library 160:Introduction to college-level research. Ames, IA: Iowa State University DigitalPress. DOI:Suggested attribution:Library 160: Introduction to College-Level Researchby Iowa State UniversityLibrary Instruction Services is available under aCreative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 4.0International License.Published by the Iowa State University Digital Press, a division of the University Library at Iowa StateUniversity.701 Morrill Rd, Ames, IA 50011, USAE-mail: [email protected]
CONTENTSChapter 1: Getting started with research1.1 Starting your research21.2 Determining your scope31.3 Popular and scholarly information51.4 Formats81.5 Primary and secondary sources121.6 Developing a research question141.7 Translating your topic into searchable keywords171.8 Finding background information in Wikipedia191.9 Keeping track of your sources22Chapter 2: Locating information2.1 Three categories of finding tools252.2 Paywalls and access282.3 Web search engines312.4 Google Scholar352.5 Library discovery tools372.6 Exploring your Quick Search results402.8 Article indexes and databases462.9 Finding indexes482.10 Subject-focused indexes51
Chapter 3: Search techniques3.1 Basic search techniques543.2 Boolean operators573.3 Nesting623.4 Using Advanced Search653.5 Item records683.6 Field searching703.7 The subject field733.8 Using citations to find an item783.9 Getting access to materials90Chapter 4: Evaluating information4.1 Why evaluate information?974.2 Evaluating with SIFT1014.3 Stop1034.4 Investigate the source1064.5 Investigate the source: Bias1114.6 Find better coverage1144.7 Trace it back1174.8 More moves for evaluating scholarly sources1254.9 Putting SIFT into practice129Chapter 5: Using information ethically5.1 Citing your sources1335.2 How to cite1355.3 Style manuals138
5.4 Plagiarism1405.5 Copyright1425.6 Copyright infringement versus plagiarism1465.7 Understanding fair use1485.8 Promoting yourself as a student researcher1515.9 Putting it all together152
CHAPTER 1: GETTING STARTEDWITH RESEARCHLearning ObjectivesAfter completing this chapter, you should be able to…assess your research needs and use them to determine the scope of your research,recognize the purposes of different types of information sources,• differentiate between a clear, focused research question and one that needs morework, and• refine your research question into key concepts and use them to develop effectivesearch terms.

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