Answered By: Reference Staff Last Updated: Feb 25, 2020 Views: 36
English 1020 sources might include the following (but are not limited to..)
JEWL Search: Advanced search; research starters; books i.e. Family Structure / Families
- Advanced Search: combine terms; change or add;
- Limit functions: find these on most databases; look for them; full text; sources, content provider, etc.
- Citation help
Databases Tab: Browse them; search by broad topic;
- Choose letter of database name; popular databases.
- Find a database in your subject area/ major; use these for a more focused search
Academic Search Ultimate: Advanced search; variety but not as many sources
- Less overwhelming; More scholarly articles
- Citation help in database
Opposing Viewpoints: good for topic help; pros cons to a topic
- Variety of sources; citation help; research starters
CQ Researcher: for for topic help; pros / cons for a subject.
Statista: statistics portal with quantitative data from over 18,000 sources
- Over 18,000 sources for business, media, finiance, politics, and other topics. Export data in a variety of formats for direct use in presentations or papers.
CATALOG: Use it to find materials in the Walker Library; books, government documents; media
- Will NOT find articles;
- Easier to find a particular book in Catalog than JEWL.
- Limit to formats i.e gov docs, media etc.
- EX: Family and video as format: has a streaming video on television and families.
Research Guides: Subject/ Course research aids;
- Fnd materials for a particular subject (ie. Business, education, biology etc.) Resources are all in one place;
- Think about your topic and where it might fit in.
- Citation guides as well as subject topics.
- Statistics: Statista good source
Ask Us! : Use this to find answers to questions.
- Submit a ticket if you’re still stuck.
- Topics or type keywords
Google: Use it to find useful websites
- Google search box; enter “single families” site:.gov or .org
- Google Scholar; set to MTSU as your home school. Use Library website to enter.
- Go through library website set preferences when off campus.
Wikipedia: Use it to get started; review your topic, find keywords, ways to focus your topic
- Wikipedia should not be cited as a source for your paper. Not because it's unreliable, but because it's an encyclopedia. Academic paper require more specific sources such as books, chapters, journal articles, etc. etc.
More Info / Source(s)
- JEWL Search
- Academic Search Premier
- Opposing Viewpoints
- CATALOG (advanced search)
- RESEARCH GUIDES
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