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1 Workshop for ENGL 397 Vince Graziano English Librarian

2 Workshop Outline Choosing a research topic Narrowing your research topic Creating a research question Market Information Passport GMID Industry Information IBISWorld Article Databases ProQuest Business Databases Academic Search Complete Professional Associations

3 ProQuest Business Databases ABI/Inform Complete (global) ProQuest Asian Business ProQuest European Business Canadian Newsstand (major daily newspapers) CBCA Complete Canadian magazines and journals

4 Choose A Research Topic Narrow your research topic Write your research question Identify your key concepts Create your search words

5 Who/What/Where/When/How Start by thinking of a broad topic

6 Who/What/Where/When/How Broad topic? I know that Im interested in thinking, researching and writing about: video games

7 Who/What/Where/When/How Broad topic: video games Who? think of a group of people that would be related to, or involved with your broad topic: teens

8 Who/What/Where/When/How Broad topic: video games Who: teens What? think of more specific aspects of your broad topic or of topics related to your broad topic Think of issues/things on which your broad topic may depend, what it might cause, or influence violence attitudes

9 Who/What/Where/When/How Broad topic: video games Who: teens What: violence, attitudes Where? perhaps you can limit your broad topic to a specific geographic location or context? United States

10 Who/What/Where/When/How Broad topic: video games Who: teens What: violence, attitudes Where: United States When? perhaps you can limit your broad topic to a specific time period? the present

11 Who/What/Where/When/How Broad topic: video games Who: teens What: violence, attitudes Where: United States When: the present How? think of possible relationships/effects between your answers video games could affect teenage attitudes towards violence

12 Who/What/Where/When/How Broad topic: video games Who: teens What: violence, attitudes Where: United States When: the present How: effects of video games on teenage attitudes towards violence You can certainly make a research question from this!

13 Who/What/Where/When/How Broad topic: video games Who: teens What: violence, attitudes Where: United States When: the present How: effects of video games on teenage attitudes towards violence

14 How Do Video Games Affect Teenage Attitudes Towards Violence? Key Concepts: video games, teenage, violence Synonyms: computer games, adolescents, aggression Search statement: (video games OR computer games) AND (teenage OR adolescence) AND (violence OR aggression) AND narrows your search OR broadens your search

15 Using AND Use AND to combine your concepts in a search strategy Violence AND teenagers AND video games Violence Video Games Teenagers

16 Using OR Use OR to combine your synonyms or similar terms Teenagers OR Adolescents

17 To Find the Full Text 1.Use the feature 2.Search CLUES Perform a Journal Title search 3.Check other Montreal libraries Use your CREPUQ card 4.Request an Interlibrary Loan (COLOMBO) Online form Allow 1 week for delivery of books Electronic delivery for most articles within hours

18 RefWorks is a Web-based tool that: Facilitates organization of references Is accessible from any Internet connection Simplifies the process of preparing bibliographies Access RefWorks through the Quick Links menu on the Library website Help Tutorials on Library website

19 Help is Available At the Reference Desk Library website Literatures in English Research Guide Ask a Librarian form Chat with a Librarian Ask Vince : , ext Office hours: by appointment

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