Thanks to the internet, anyone can access online scholarly journals by doing an internet search on the browser of their choice. A scholarly source is a well-known journal within a field of study such as medicine. Researchers can trust that experts in the field have submitted the articles in the journal. It is best to use scholarly sources. Non scholarly sources cannot be trusted for accuracy or expertise.
College students have access to an online (more…)
In the past, it used to be that if you wanted to access your library’s database of books or scholarly works, that you would either ask the librarian to locate the book or look up the book’s location in the catalog on the library’s computer. Applications available on smartphones and other electronic devices such as the iPad or tablet, allow the public to electronically search these catalogs without physically being in the library. Similarly, technology has also made it possible for the public to search the library’s reference materials online using (more…)
The internet may quite possibly be one of the greatest modern inventions. Nearly anything can be researched with a search engine and a few key words. The difficult part is wading through all the possible matching sites that come up. It’s important to be sure to find the most credible sites to use as reference material.
The first indicator of a site’s creditability is what domain it is using. The range in credibility from highest to lowest is: gov, edu, net, org, com.
Gov: This domain (more…)
If you’re looking for the best way to get accurate information on a subject then my first suggestion would be go to your local library. Do a search for the subject you are looking for in books first. This will give you the accurate information you are looking for. Once you have gained a bit of information from this source, you can also do a check for old newspaper articles at the library. Sometimes these can give (more…)
When you are using your library’s reference section it is important to keep a few things in mind to get he best use out of the area.
The first thing is to know what you are looking for. This seems like a no brainer but it is very important to have a good idea of what you are looking for when it comes to your research. By narrowing down certain aspects you will make the process easier.
Take advantage of the computer systems to research the best books for your subject you are researching. This (more…)
There are lots of great resources available to bibliophiles out there that they’ve never had access to before and we think you’re cheating yourself if you’re not using them. Here are a few of our favorites for you to check out and learn more…
Digital Libraries – Many of the world’s premier publications have been scanned and are now available online for all of posterity. Read a book at work and find out more about your favorite author all from the click of a mouse.
e-Readers – If you’ve shelled out the dough for a Kindle or a different e-Reader you’re already ahead of the curve. There’s nothing wrong with using technology to make books more portable especially if it means you’re reading more and watching your www.direct.tv satellite a bit less. (more…)
Finding resources online is as simple as typing in an item you want information about in a search engine and clicking enter, or is it? One thing you must be careful of is the source giving the information. Anyone can put anything they wish online whether it is true or not. So when doing research online, you must be careful to check your source.
As an example, if you look up dieting you will find (more…)
1. Find the section or sections most closely related to the topic of your class. If you are writing a history paper, the first place to check should be the history section. Most bookstore sections are also organized by sub-topics, so if, for example, you are taking American history, there is likely to be a section of books specifically dedicated to that field. Keep in mind that there may be more than one group of books that you will find useful.
2. Check the sections dedicated to closely related topics. Helpful books might be found (more…)
Bookstores are not what they used to be. A few decades ago, you went in, selected your books, paid, and left. Today, visitors are encouraged to hang around as long as they like, and even read the materials, possibly over a cup of coffee. The bonus? No purchase is required.
These developments have many using a bookstore in ways similar to a library. This is especially beneficial if you do not have a library near where you live. To utilize a bookstore for term paper writing, you simply need to set aside some time, and head to your nearest (more…)
When doing research for a psychology paper, it is imperative to find reputable sources. Non-reputable sources — are harmful to the overall meaning and reliability of an essay — this can lower your grade or your overall reputation as a student.
My most essential resources end in “.edu”. These links come from educational institutions and have been reviewed by an expert in the field. This way you know you are using information that is accurate.Additional information can be found at http://www.torinews.com/2011/02/psychology-websites-and-blogs/. These sites also make excellent in-text references.
Another tip for find resources is using sites that end in “. (more…)