Framing the News

BY PEW RESEARCH CENTER: JOURNALISM & MEDIA STAFF Overview A Study of the Project for Excellence in Journalism and Princeton Survey Research Associates What are the narrative techniques journalists use to frame the news? Do some stories contain discernible...

Citing Books with APA and MLA

Sites like EasyBib and CitationMachine have led students to believe that they never need to learn how to cite information on their own, but depending on the internet to cite sources for you is a bad idea. First, you never know when your wi-fi is going to go out;...

What to Do with What You Find

Instructions for Librarians Break students into small groups of 3-5 and give them the handout with instructions. Set the scene by saying, “You did some preliminary research for your paper in the library, and you emailed a bunch of articles from the database to your...

Are these REAL products?

You can find some interesting things on the Internet (and in Canada).  Use research and visual literacy skills to determine which products are real and which are fake.     Ketchup Doritos? Sounds weird to Americans, but quick searches at retail websites, such as...

Sample Research Paper Outline

This sample outline is meant to guide you through your own outline.  Your outlines should show a progression of your paper topic while indicating which sources you intend to use and how you will use them to prove your point Your outline should also include a works...

Book Research Scavenger Hunt

Using your knowledge of OPACS, Library of Congress Classification System, and books, as well as deductive reasoning, trial and error, and our in-class discussions, answer the following questions using library resources. Cite your answers using both MLA and APA format....

Starting Your Research Task

Your research needs will most often be determined by your assignment.  How many sources will you need?  Do they need to be scholarly, primary, or secondary?  Should you use a newspaper or government source? A research task may or may not come with stipulations about...

Directed Research Scavenger Hunt and Model

Guided Research Scavenger Hunt – Digging Deeper Into a Pop-Culture Phenomenon Use books, credible internet resources, and/or journal articles to answer the following questions about Cesar Millan. Cite your source(s) for each answer using both MLA and APA.  The steps...

Using Books for Research

When investigating your subject, books can provide in-depth coverage, overviews of topics, historical and/or social context, chronology, and lists of other sources to study.  You needn’t necessarily read a book cover to cover to cite it in your research paper, but you...