By the end of this class you will be able to:
You are giving a panel discussion based on research on a topic that your group has selected. You will need to use the library's resources to find the information you need for the panel dicussion.
When writing academically, your are expected to use the best sources available to you. Academic sources are often harder to understand (from an English language perspective) than non-academic sources. You need at least three academic sources for the presentation assignment. Here are some important sources that meet the requirements of the presentation.
Before you begin to search
Four steps to choosing your topic and research question
Some ways to narrow a topic:
Place (geography, location, setting, etc.)
Population (Age, demographic, etc.)
Timeframe (year, decade, etc.)
Relevant issue or challenge (eg. difficulty finding work, learning disability, etc.)
Less is more: Start with one or two words and then add one additional term at a time
Search phrases: Use "quotation marks" around key ideas made up of multiple words
Search different spellings: Use or and parentheses () to search similar keywords
Use limits: These refine (narrow) your search using different restrictions
You can combine all the above in your search:
These tips work with LibrarySearch as well as:
Why do we cite and reference sources?
How do I start referencing? Use the "cite" option, found in many search tools, to put your source into APA format.
What if there is no "cite" option? Use the MRU citation guide (and ask for help at the service desk) https://library.mtroyal.ca/citation/