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FYS Public Opinion in Democratic and Authoritarian Societies: Home

The Research Process

Class Assignment

For your library instruction assignment, please find three resources, either primary or secondary, on your research paper topic. The three resources should consist of one scholarly article, one reference resource, and one periodical resource. Provide a citation for each resource and answer the following questions about the resource:


1.       How did you find this resource (what database, search engine, catalog, etc., and what keywords did you use)?

2.       How will this resource help you write your research paper?

3.       Is this a primary or secondary resource?

4.       Is this a scholarly resource? How do you know?


This entire assignment will not be do during this library session. But I would like you to post a link to one resource you've found in this Google Doc (use a "Permalink" if this option is available). Each row will be assigned a particular database to search in class. Be ready to answer how you found the resource (keywords, limiters) and how it's relevant to your paper. Also evaluate one strength and one weakness of your assigned database. 

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