How can a librarian help with your Diversity Literature/Research Review assignment?
A librarian can help guide you through this process because we are skilled in research. A librarian can:
- Help you formulate your research question.
- Help you to develop your search strategies.
- Help you identify databases where you can find your topic quickly without wasting time.
- Help you search the web effectively and show you how to analyze websites for authentic content and reliability.
- Help you figure out the citation formats. For citation style guides, click here.
Afghan Girls Attend Class, At Bam Sarai School, In The Village Of Bam Sarai, In Central Bamyan Province. Some 650 Girls And Boys, Many Of The Ethnic Hazara Minority, Attend Classes In Two Shifts. Afghanistan. July 7, 2007.. [Photography]. Retrieved from Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest.
The Steps of college research
- Choose a topic.
- Narrow or broaden the topic as needed.
- Create a research question for your topic.
- Identify the keywords for your research question.
- Before you begin searching, you'll need to locate the most
important words to use.
- Find information.
- Use the online catalogs and article databases.
- Evaluate your search results.
- Evaluation includes criteria such as authority, accuracy, and lack of
- Avoid plagiarism.
- Observe academic ethical standards.
- Keep track of what information from what source.
- Use our Plagiarism Guide.
- Cite accurately.
- Use our Citation Style Guides and other library resources.
Conduct a Literature/Research Review
- Locate credible resources for your group's assigned topic.
- Do not answer the question accompanying the topic.
- Think of the question proposed as if you must write a research paper about it.
- Show how you would conduct a literature/research review on the topic.
- Your group is responsible for narrowing the question accompanying your assigned topic.
- Locate 10-15 sources that focus on the narrowed question.
- List these sources in APA citation style format.
- Print off one of the resources from your search.
- Highlight the pertinent information in the chosen resource.
- Present your group's findings to the class.
- Distribute the APA list of your findings to the class.
Interdisciplinary & Education Databases
Academic Search Complete
A scholarly, multidisciplinary full-text database; includes education discipline.
- Use the blue CHOOSE DATABASES to select
additional Subject Databases.
An interdisciplinary full-text database; includes education & government information.
Education Research Complete
Covers all levels of education and all educational specialties and social issues.
Education Full Text
Covers latest concepts, trends, opinions, theories and methods.
ERIC (now under The Institute of Educational Sciences)
Covers descriptions and evaluations of programs, research reports, curriculum and teaching guides.
Article Subject Databases
Add Interdisciplinary Resources
Why? Education is a very interdisciplinary field.
Include additional subject areas to improve the quality of your search results.
1. In either Academic Search Complete or
Education Research Complete, select the
blue CHOOSE DATABASES.
2. There's a choice of over 70 Subject
3. Select your database(s), choose OK,
4. The databases selected are searched
Which Subject Databases?
Choose Subject Databases based on your topic. Descriptions:
Includes social behavior, relationships, family, culture & social structure.
- Sociological Collection
Includes behavioral characteristics, observation & experimental methods, and anthropology.
- Psychological & Behavioral Science
- Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text
Includes information on collection development, information management and related topics.
- Newspaper Source
Some topics may benefit from including newspapers as part of the research process. Several Ohio newspapers are included.