Starting Your Search
Putting the research process to work
Don’t know where to begin? This unit will help kickstart your research with a ten-step strategy that works for just about any discipline.
In the first part of this unit you’ll find instructions on a ten step research method. On the last pages of the unit, you’ll see the strategy put to work in 3 examples.
Your Hunt Begins
An introduction to the 10-step process
Get Background Information
Focus Your Search Topic
The Tools Available
GALILEO, GIL, Internet, Printed Indexes
Select the Appropriate Tool
Use the Tool
Gather Your Materials
Evaluate Your Sources
Organize and Write
Compose Your Bibliography
A Good Example
An essay on Faulkner’s short story, "A Rose for Emily"
A Speech About Animal Rights #1
How NOT to do it
A Speech About Animal Rights #2
The right way to do it