WR150: Research


Basic Sources

Boston University Libraries. Research Guide. “Guide to Library Research.” guidetoresearch.html


Research Process

Evaluating Sources

Primary and Secondary Sources :

Boston University Libraries. “Primary Sources.”
http://www.bu.edu/library/guides/primarysources.html
RUSA.  ”Using Primary Sources on the Web.”
 http://www.ala.org/rusa/sections/history/resources/pubs/usingprimarysources
University of California, Berkeley Library.  ”Finding Historical Primary Sources.”  
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/alacarte/subject-guide/163-Finding-Historical-Primary-Sources
University of Maryland Libraries. “Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Sources.”
http://www.lib.umd.edu/UES/guides/primary-sources 

 

Critical Evaluation of Secondary Source Material:

Cornell University Library. “Critically Analyzing Information Sources.”
http://olinuris.library.cornell.edu/ref/research/skill26.htm
Cornell University Library. “Distinguishing Scholarly Journals from Other Periodicals.”
http://olinuris.library.cornell.edu/ref/research/skill20.html


Evaluation of Web Sources:

Cornell University Library. “Evaluating Web Sites: Criteria and Tools.”
http://olinuris.library.cornell.edu/ref/research/webeval.html
New Mexico State University Library. “Why It’s a Good Idea to Evaluate Web Sources.”
http://lib.nmsu.edu/instruction/evalcrit.html
State University of New York, Albany Library. “Evaluating Web Content.”
http://library.albany.edu/usered/eval/evalweb/


Conducting Research:

California State University, Northridge. Oviatt Library. “Research Strategies: A Five-Step Guide.”
http://library.csun.edu/Guides/ResearchStrategies/GettingStarted
Cornell University Library. “Library Research at Cornell: Seven Steps to Effective Library Research.”
http://olinuris.library.cornell.edu/ref/research/tutorial.html
The Internet Public Library. “A+ Research and Writing Step by Step.”
http://www.ipl.org/div/aplus/stepfirst.htm
University of Maryland University College. Information and Library Services. “Secrets of My Research Success.”
http://www.umuc.edu/library/libhow/research_tutorial.cfm

Writing Process

Planning, Writing, and Revision

Planning, Organizing, and Presenting Essays:

University of Victoria. “UVic Writer’s Guide: Planning, Organizing, and Presenting Essays.”
http://web.uvic.ca/wguide/Pages/MasterToc.html#Essays
University of Wisconsin-Madison. Writing Center. “Planning and Writing a Research Paper.”
http://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/PlanResearchPaper.html


Prospectus:

University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Writing Center. “Writing Tips: How to Write an Abstract/Prospectus.”
http://writingcenter.unlv.edu/writing/abstract.html


Revision:

Hamilton College. Writing Center. “Revision Strategies. ”
http://my.hamilton.edu/writing/RevisionStrategies.html
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.The Writing Center. “Revising Drafts.”
http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/revising-drafts/


Quotation Technique:

Purdue University. Online Writing Lab. “Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing.”
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/563/1/
University of Wisconsin-Madison. Writing Center. “Quoting and Paraphrasing.”
http://www.wisc.edu/writing/Handbook/QuotingSources.html


Documentation and Bibliographies

Proper Documentation of Sources:

Boston University Libraries. Research Guides. “Citing Your Sources.”
http://www.bu.edu/library/guides/citeys.html
University of Wisconsin-Madison. Writing Center. “Introduction to Documentation Styles.”
http://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/Documentation.html


Annotated Bibliography:

Cornell University Library. “How to Prepare an Annotated Bibliography.”
http://olinuris.library.cornell.edu/ref/research/skill28.htm
St. Cloud State University. “LEO: Literacy Education Online: Annotated Bibliography”
http://leo.stcloudstate.edu/acadwrite/annotated.html
University of Wisconsin-Madison. Writing Center. “Common Writing Assignments: Writing an Annotated Bibliography.”
http://www.wisc.edu/writing/Handbook/AnnotatedBibliography.html


Presentation of Research

Oral Presentation:

Ohio Wesleyan University. “Guidelines for Oral Presentations.”
http://go.owu.edu/~dapeople/ggpresnt.html
University of Kansas Medical Center. “Effective Presentations.”
http://www.kumc.edu/SAH/OTEd/jradel/effective.html
University of Wisconsin-Madison. Computer Sciences Department. “Oral Presentation Advice.”
http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~markhill/conference-talk.html


Multimedia Presentation:

Vanderbilt University. Center For Teaching. “Multimedia Presentations.”
http://www.vanderbilt.edu/cft/resources/teaching_resources/technology/presentations.htm


Portfolio:

Boston University.  ePortfolio.
http://www.bu.edu/eportfolio/
Digication e-Portfolio “Boston University.”
https://bu.digication.com
Dr. Helen Barrett. University of Alaska Anchorage (retired). School of Education. “Using Technology to Support Alternative Assessment and Electronic Portfolios.”
http://electronicportfolios.org/portfolios.html
Teacher Tap. Professional Development Resources for Educators & Librarians. “Electronic Portfolios: Students, Teachers, and Life Long Learners.”
http://www.eduscapes.com/tap/topic82.htm