Lecture 1 - Internet and Library Research

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2/7/11 Internet and Library Research
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2/7/11 Define your topic and note initial keywords Locate background information and identify additional keywords Encyclopedias, periodicals, Wikipedia Choose the proper research tool Google, Google scholar, yahoo, ixquick, metacrawler, GMU library site, MagPortal Translate your question into an effective search query Perform your search Evaluate your search results Quantity and quality Evaluative criteria (who authored the Web page, information currency) Refine your search, if needed I nternet Research Strategy
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2/7/11 Write a sentence or two that summarizes your research topic E.g. I want to learn about information literacy offered at universities. Study the research topic and pull out potential keywords E.g. information, literacy, university Find general background information on your topic E.g. Use Wikipedia, dictionary, or encyclopedia Identify synonyms and related terms for the keywords E.g. keyword: fluency; synonyms: skill, assessment,
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