Research Intro Presentation

Research Intro Presentation - reports/reviews Scholarly...

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Why Not Wikipedia?
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Why Not Wikipedia? Wikipedia has lots of… Facts Figures Information But not as much in the way of… Ideas Arguments Analysis
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Why Do Research? Old Reasons: Homework/busywork “Backup” -- strength in numbers Background/window dressing New Reasons: Conversation/dialogue -- a voice to engage with Agree, disagree, expand, complicate Look for arguments, concepts, claims, other analysis you can engage with
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So What’s a Good Source? Look beyond the first few results on Google Look for academic/scholarly/intellectual material, not
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Unformatted text preview: reports/reviews Scholarly books/articles High-level newspapers ( New York Times, Washington Post) High-level magazines ( New Yorker, Harpers, Atlantic Monthly ) Where to Search? Google Scholar Google Books Library Guide Page (guides.temple.edu/eng0802) Quicksearch Academic Search Premier How to Search? Dont look for the Holy Grail Sources exactly on your topic may not existbut thats a good thing! Widen your net and brainstorm related words/concepts for your topic to search on...
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2011 for the course ENGLISH 802 taught by Professor Frankfucile during the Spring '11 term at Temple.

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