I need help with a Research & Summaries question. All explanations and answers will be used to help me learn.
2. Search Tools: Cruise the APUS Library search tools shown in the list below. Share in your forum post at least 3 databases, search engines, or portals that you explored. Indicate which one(s) might be the most helpful to your research. Use this assignment to explore at least one search tool new to you.
To get started, check out the APUS Library video tutorials. You can access them via the ONLINE RESEARCH tab in the main navigation bar on the library’s home page. All videos are closed captioned and are best viewed using Firefox. These FAQs that might also be useful to help you access the tutorials:
- I need help with learning to use the library. Are there any tutorials?
- Are there tutorials that can help me learn to use specific library databases?
- I’m new to e-books. Are there any tutorials that can help me get more comfortable with them?
- What is the Academic Integrity Tutorial?
The web resources in the APUS Library linked below may be helpful in your research.
Here’s a FAQ that may help you: Where can I find open access journals or ebooks in our library?
Please note that if you use Google Scholar from inside the APUS Library the results will indicate which sources are available in the library. This FAQ explains how to do this: How can I see full-text links for the APUS Library in Google Scholar?
3. Research Questions:In this section of the forum, you will be writing research questions. First go to the Sample Research Questionsin the APUS Library’s Writing@APUS section. You will see a table showing questions that are identified as being problematic and then revised to be well-designed.
Then draft three (3) research questions on the topic that you are most interested in pursuing for your research paper. Remember that closed ended questions (those that can be answered with a yes or no) do not invite exploration or discussion and so are not good choices. Think about questions that are too broad and too narrow. Try to find three questions that really intrigue you, that make you want to dig in and discover more information about your topic.
(The table used in the APUS Library’s Sample Research Questions page is based on the work done at the Center for Innovation in Research and Teaching of Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ. The page has a link to this center where you’ll find more info about research questions, including a list of additional resources.)
Please see rubric for grading criteria.