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Writing 10 (Haner): Session Info

Reading & Composition

Think Like a Researcher

Think Like a Researcher graphic

Session Outcomes

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • create search strategies based on your research question.
  • navigate databases to retrieve useful information resources.
  • identify people and services for asking follow-up questions.


Review (5 - 10 minutes)

Part I: Moving from a Research Question to a Search Strategy (30 minutes)

  • Identifying Keywords
  • Reviewing Search Strategies
  • Testing a Research Question

Part II: Independent Searching  (20 min)

  • in Academic Search Complete / Business Source Complete

Part III: Additional Database Introduction (15 min)

  • Strategies for searching in U.S. Major Dailies / Google Scholar / Congressional Research Service Reports

Part IV: Independent Searching  (20 min)

  • in U.S. Major Dailies / Google Scholar / Congressional Research Service Reports

Wrap Up (10 min)

Getting Started

Crafting a Search Strategy

Crafting a Search 9:30am Section (Google Doc)

Crafting a Search 1:30pm Section (Google Doc)