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Tutorials: Getting Started with Research
These interactive tutorial videos will introduce you to the basic skills and knowledge you need to get your research started. (Note: Tutorials have video and audio components)
Tips for Searching
The resource below cover a range of subjects and make good starting points for your research on globalization.
As you dive into your research, here are some tips:
- Try a wide range of keywords - there are often a number of words that can all describe the same idea, and you never know which one an author may have used.
- If you aren't sure what words to start with, take a look at your in-class readings for ideas.
- Once you've found one or two good articles, search through those for additional key words or ideas.
- Narrow your search and limit your results to scholarly or peer-reviewed articles when searching the databases for academic sources.
Key Information Resources for UN1025
Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints
Contextual information and opinions on today's social issues. Features continuously updated viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.
Scanned images of many articles from the Social Sciences and Humanities.
A database covering a very wide range of topics. Simple to use and powerful search tools. Check "peer-review" to narrow your search to journals that contain peer-reviewed, scholarly articles.
Statista provides direct access to quantitative data on a wide variety of areas of interest or markets.
Provides access to news, business, and legal information. News content is pulled from major national and international news sources; business content includes profiles and news; and legal information includes cases and associated coverage. Previously LexisNexis.
E&E News provides in-depth coverage of energy and environmental issues both nationally and abroad. Topics cover legislation, regulations, energy markets, traditional and alternative energy sources, and the impacts of energy production such as, pollution, public land uses and endangered species.