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General Library Research Tutorial

Fundamental concepts and vocabulary used in library and information research.

Learning Objectives for Module 8

'A Search Strategy for Research Papers and Speeches'

The student will employ an efficient search strategy for a research paper or speech that includes:

  • Choosing a topic and identifying its main concepts
  • Narrowing the focus of the topic
  • Identifying reference books, databases, and Internet sites appropriate for researching the topic
  • Using a variety of sources
  • Evaluating the sources found for appropriateness and quality
  • Citing all sources using a consistent style.

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