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Scholarly Research Tutorial: 4. Managing Results

Wondering where to start finding sources for a paper? Not sure where to go beyond Google? Start here for a quick tutorial in effective research methods for scholarly papers.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of Module #4, students will be able to:

  • evaluate and choose items from a results list;
  • retrieve the full-text of the selected items;
  • create simple citations and know where to get assistance for additional help;
  • understand the basics of plagiarism, copyright, and fair use.

Finishing the Research Process

One more time: here's our map of the research process.

Thanks to steps 1-3, you know how to pick an appropriate topic, choose the right research tool, and use search strategies that should find you a manageable list of on-topic articles. 

Okay, but now what?  How do you know which results to choose?  How do you get your hands on an article so you can, y'know, READ it?  And how do you include information about that resource in your research paper?

 

Welcome to the last section of this tutorial, where we'll cover the last two steps of the research process and answer these questions.  Here we go!