literary research overview

1. What is the difference between a primary source and a secondary source? Should a research paper include primary sources, secondary sources, or both?

2. What is an example of a nonacademic source and what do you use these nonacademic sources for?

3. What is the difference between a library catalog and a database? Name some databases relevant to our class.

4. What is the difference between Chinook and Prospector and Interlibrary Loan?

5. What is the difference between subject word searching and keyword searching?

6. What does “peer reviewed article” mean and why do you want to include these sources in your papers?

7. Which literature related databases are full text? What IS “full text”? Which database is the most complete and extensive for doing literary research?

8. When you’re doing an advanced search, what function does the Boolean operator “and” serve?

9. When you’re doing an advanced search, what function does the Boolean operator “or” serve?

10. When you’re doing an advanced search, what function does the Boolean operator “not” serve?

11. When you’re doing an advanced search, what function does the Boolean operator “*” or “?” serve?

12. When evaluating a source for a research project, what aspects of the source should you consider?

13. What do you need to do to conduct research on your computer at home/offcampus?

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I am an Associate Professor of English and Intermedia Arts, Writing, and Performance at the University of Colorado Boulder. I'm the author of Reading Writing Interfaces: From the Digital to the Bookbound and co-editor of the Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Media.

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