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Writing 101 (Merrill): Welcome

Finding this Guide

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Goals

By the end of this class you will be able to:

  • find relevant empirical articles using effective search strategies & database functionality.
  • send citations information from the ProQuest platform to RefWorks.
  • access articles through UCeLinks and/or Interlibrary Loan.
  • locate ongoing assistance for your research needs.

Pathway:

1. Access Reminder

  • VPN
  • UC-eLinks

2. PsycInfo vs. PsycArticles

  • similarities & differences

3. Search Strategies (3 + 4)

  • AND/OR
  • phrase searching
  • truncation
  • fields
  • limiter (methodology)
  • thesaurus/subjects
  • proximity/near

4. In the Databases

  • Use strategies
  • Export citation data
  • Access articles (Immediate or Interlibrary Loan)

5. Types of Articles

  • Determining the differences between popular, research, and review articles

6. Searching

  • Exploring your own topics

7. Revisit Challenges

  • Research assistance
  • Debrief

8. Time to Search

 

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