For homework, you will have to complete the Research Assignment in your Canvas page. But in class we will essentially begin that process. For the homework assignment, you will find three resources for your paper. In class today, you will just search for one. You may search for a scholarly or non-scholarly resource in an assigned database or search tool. I will assign you QuickSearch, Academic Search Complete, EconLit, or JSTOR based upon your topic.
Click on the link to the Google Doc to begin. More detailed instructions can be found on the Google Doc.
Be persistent in your searching.
Try both keyword and subject searching
Narrow a search by using subject headings. Locate subject headings by looking at the descriptors associated with pertinent articles and books.
Try these tips to narrow your search.
Try both singular and plural forms of words (use a "+" sign in SocSciAbs to search both singular and plurals e.g. religion+). Use an "*" in Academic Search Premier to get a variety of word endings.
If searching a compound word, try it as one word and as two words (e.g. rain forest or rainforest) to see which retrieves the most useful results.
If searching a term with an internal dash, search the term in each database with and without the internal dash (e.g. x-ray vs. x ray) to see which retrieves the most useful results.