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Information Strategy

Information Strategy
... 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.

Evaluate

Evaluate
 ... questions to ask; how appropriate, valid, and useful is the information?

Define

Research question/understand and define a topic
... what is the question(s) you are trying to answer? These secondary sources can help you shape and decide on your question--while also helping you understand concepts and find facts.  Remember that true research is rarely a straight path.
AccessScience Restricted Resource Resource is highly recommended
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.
Oxford Reference Online Restricted Resource Resource is highly recommended
Fully integrated and cross-searchable collection of over 135 academic dictionaries providing short-entry content, as well as many of Oxford’s encyclopedias and companions and other scholarly works.
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: DSM-5
Print Location: Science Library RC455.2.C4 D536 2013 Resource is highly recommended
Current edition of the standard handbook of the American Psychiatric Association.
Drug Information Resource is highly recommended
MEDLINEplus -- United States National Library of Medicine; a guide to thousands of prescription and over-the-counter medications, and herbs and supplements.
DailyMed Resource is highly recommended
In-depth information about marketed drugs; National Library of Medicine.

Identify

Identify
... these sources can help you find evidence to answer your question or back up an answer
Secondary literature looks like this or this ...
Primary literature looks like this or this ... (note the format--Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, References)

 
Access World News Research Collection Restricted Resource Resource is highly recommended Resource contains newspapers
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.
College Science Database Resource is highly recommended
2-primary; includes articles and book chapters in the Sciences (and related areas) found useful by past and present Grinnell College students.
PsycARTICLES Restricted Resource
PsycARTICLES provides full text articles from numerous journals (principally published by the APA) covering general and specialized topics in Psychology and related disciplines.
PsycBOOKS Restricted Resource
PsycBOOKS includes the full text of over 1700 books (including newly-published APA books and the complete APA Handbooks in Psychology series), approximately 120 archival resources, and the APA/Oxford University Press Encyclopedia of Psychology.
PsycINFO/Sociological Abstracts/MEDLINE/Biological Sciences Restricted Resource
3-primary. Search these four databases at the same time; a good way to start searching for primary literature for almost any topic in psychology.
PsycINFO Restricted Resource
Search the database by itself.
Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts Restricted Resource
Subjects covered include the nature, use, and teaching of language as well as linguistics, phonetics, speech, communication, sociolinguistics, philosophy of language, hearing and speech physiology, and related topics.

Locate

Locate
... get that evidence--download it, find it on the shelf, etc.
JournalFinder
The full text of journals, magazines, newspapers, and books available online through the Grinnell College Libraries.
Google Scholar
Includes links to resources available through Grinnell College (from computers on campus).
Grinnell College Libraries
Books, media, Web sites, databases, art work, and more.
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