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... a commonsense approach to help you find relevant, quality information--for writing a paper, preparing a presentation, working on a lab experiment, answering a question, etc.
... questions to ask; how appropriate and valuable is the information? A worksheet to go along with the questions.
Source + Motivation = Value
Seek information, not affirmation
Primary and Secondary Literature:
Secondary literature looks like this or this ...
Primary literature looks like this or this ... (note the format--Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, References)
... what is the question(s) you are trying to answer? These secondary sources can help you --
*answer fact questions
*discover search terms, phrases, and names
*focus a research question
Remember, true research is rarely a straight path.
Topic ideas, and Science news and analysis ...
Contains reference material covering all major scientific disciplines with articles drawn from McGraw-Hill encyclopedias, dictionaries, and yearbooks, as well as videos, curriculum materials, and links to primary source documents.
... these sources can help you find evidence to answer your question or validate/invalidate an answer.
Use the "Advanced Search"
A scientific literature digital library and search engine that focuses primarily on the literature in computer and information science.
Full text of every article ever published by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), whether in journals, transactions, magazines, newsletters, SIGs, or conference proceedings, plus bibliographic citations from other major publishers in computing.
1978-present. Online resource that provides full-text information from nearly 4,000 United States and international newspapers, news services, magazines, blogs, transcripts, and more. To get to the international newspapers, use the "World" link under Shortcuts in the left sidebar.
Online reference for bibliographic information on major computer science publications, indexing over two million publications, including monographs, journals, and conference proceedings.
1940-present. Covers the world's mathematical literature. Provides web access to the signed reviews and bibliographic information from Mathematical Reviews and Current Mathematical Publications.
Contains digital resources from over 1,100 open-archive collections; includes a wide array of materials: digitized books & articles, audio files, data sets, images, movies, research papers, technical reports, theses & dissertations, and more.
Before 1000 BCE to the present. Catalog of millions of books, web resources, and other materials held in libraries worldwide, maintained by the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC). The best way to identify resources beyond Grinnell College's collections.
... get that evidence--download it, find it on the shelf, etc.
Includes links to resources available through Grinnell College (from computers on campus).
The full text of journals, magazines, newspapers, and books available online through the Grinnell College Libraries.
= Restricted resource
= Video files
= Audio files
= Scholarly articles
= Quantitative data
= Highly recommended
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