research successname : ali almuohannadistudent bookletintroductionResearch doesn't have to be hard! Avoid the Google time trap and become a pro at searching scholarly sources. Today, you'll learn the skills necessary to find everything you need for your research project. You'll learn why library databases are a better bet than Google. We'll cover the steps of the research process and how to formulate a keyword search that will turn you into a research champ.what you'll learnFollowing this lesson, you'll be able to:Give two examples of why a scholarly database is a better choice for university research than Google.Put the steps of the research process in order.Demonstrate keyword brainstorming by splitting a search topic into major concepts and generating at least two related keywords for each concept.Locate a scholarly article in the database Academic Search Premier and provide its MLA citation.contentsGoogle vs. Library Databases - Page 2Steps of the Research Process - Page 3Keyword Brainstorming - Page 4Searching in Academic Search Premier - Page 6More Useful Information - Page 8Google vs. Library DatabasesHow do you start your research? If you're like a lot of students, you start with Google. There's nothing wrong with that! But if you don't venture beyond Google (and Wikipedia), you're likely to waste a lot of time trying to find appropriate resources for your school assignments.Think about the reasons that your instructors encourage you to use library databases. Why might a library database be a better choice for scholarly research than a search engine like Google?Take part in the class discussion.ActivityWrite two reasons that library databases are better choices than Google:
1. the library databases have more reliable and accurate information than Google does.
2. in the library databases you can find a giant amount of reliable sources about a
Specific type of information otherwise google might give you a wrong information.
Tips for SuccessIt's OK to use Google and Wikipedia to get started on your background research, but be sure to move on to scholarly resources.Keep notes on the research you do. It's important to cite all of your sources.All library resources and services are included in your tuition. The ASU Libraries and library staff are there to help you get the information you need.Steps of the Research ProcessResearch is a process. It starts when your instructor assigns you a research project and ends when you turn in your final project. You might feel like research takes forever. But the more familiar you are with your topic, the faster and easier your project will be to complete.And your research will go much more smoothly if you keep the steps of the research process in mind! The first step is to choose/refine your topic before you begin to look for sources. This might sound obvious, but if you aren't sure what you want to write about, you'll end up wasting time looking for useful sources.Second, brainstorm keywords for...