WHAT are you being asked to do?
WHEN is it due?
One of the core requirements for your assignment is that you are using a primary research paper. But what does that actually mean and how can you tell when you are looking at your library search results?
Following are two resources to help you out, they identify key areas you should be considering when you are evaluating resources:
Types of Scientific Evidence
Description of different types of scientific evidence ranked by strength
NEVER PAY FOR ACCESS TO A JOURNAL ARTICLE!
If you find an article for your assignment that MRU doesn't have access to - you can interlibrary loan it by clicking on this link logging in with your myMRU login and password and entering as much information about the article as you can into the request form.
Often ILL can have a document in your email inbox within 2-3 business days of your request!
Find more detail on the use of impact factor for evaluating resources in the 2014 presentation by MRU Librarians to MRU Faculty: Dirty secrets revealed : Journal publishing and marketing, impact factors and access to scholarship.
WHY SHOULD I REFERENCE?
WHAT SHOULD I REFERENCE?
WHERE DO I NEED TO CITE?
The following APA resources will help you cite in-text, create a reference list, and format your paper:
These guides should answer most of your questions but additional resources are available on the Library's Citation webpage.
Tips for Oral Presentations section of the MRU Undergraduate Research Guide contains some helpful advice on public speaking and slide presentations.
If you are looking for more information on how to create a podcast check out the Library's Podcasting Guide.
The Library's Audacity Guide has tutorials and other information on using this software to create and edit your podcast.
If you require additional assistance in the technical creation of your podcast or with using Audacity, please feel free to email the Library's Audiovisual Media Support: Julia Gunst firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have questions about assignment requirements, due dates, submission, or the science you encounter in this assignment contact your Instructor!
If you have difficulty finding information (either too much or too little), challenges with databases not working, or have questions about citation, please contact me, your Librarian! My contact details are available on the right-hand side of the page, under my photo. The best way to reach me these days is by email or using the 'schedule appointment' button under my name.
You can also get help by clicking on the MRU Library Ask Us chat popup on the lower right-hand side of each of the library webpages