Lecture 1 - Internet and Library Research • Define your...

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Unformatted text preview: 2/14/11 Internet and Library Research 2/14/11 • 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 nter net Resear ch Str ategy 2/14/11 • 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...
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