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FYS Global Issues in the Education of Children and Youth


Agriculture in Bangladesh by Schmunmun

"Agriculture in Bangladesh" (2011). Schmunman

With links to a variety of resources just for your course, this guide is a great place to start your research!  Remember that these are only some of the sources that may be useful to you. Have a question? Feel free to use the contact information in the sidebar!

Class Assignment

For your library instruction assignment, please find two resources for your research paper topic. The resources should consist of one scholarly and one non-scholarly article. You will post your assignment in Canvas (see course Canvas page for full instructions). This assignment will not be due during this library session. But I would like you to post a link to one resource you've found in this Google Doc. Be ready to answer how you found the resource and why you chose it since we will discuss some of student resources in class.

K-W-L Exercise

Write your name and then answer questions #1 and #2 now in this Google Doc. You'll answer #3 on your own in a Canvas post.

Question 1 - Name one research tool you already know how to use and will use in college.

Question 2 -  What do you want to know to improve your research skills for college?

Question 3 - What have you learned from this library session? 

Tips for Effective Searching

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 synonyms (AIDS or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). Can't think of any synonyms? Try an online thesaurus. Try these tips to expand 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.