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WRITING MENTORS' GUIDE : CONDUCTING RESEARCH

RESEARCH PROCESS

Research workshop (2009) for Goshen writing mentors.

Powerpoint presentation

  • 7 steps of research
  • best practices in conducting research

EVALUATING INFORMATION

CITATION GUIDE

WHERE TO BEGIN?

Begin research by consulting the Good Library subject guides for your field of research.

These guides have been created by Good Library librarians to feature discipline specific resources available through the Good Library.

Subject guides are being converted during the fall of 2010 to the new GoodGuide format.

WHAT IS A SCHOLARLY JOURNAL?

AVOIDING PLAGIARISM

Plagiarism, or giving the impression that another's work is your own, is a violation of Goshen College's academic integrity policy. Consequences for individual offenses may range from re-doing the assignment to dismissal from the college. See the GC Commitment to Community Standards for more information about specific responses to academic dishonesty.

Six steps to effective paraphrasing, from the Purdue Online Writing Lab:

  1. Reread the original passage until you understand its full meaning.
  2. Set the original aside, and write your paraphrase on a note card.
  3. Jot down a few words to remind you later how you envision using this material.
  4. Check your rendition with the original to make sure that your version accurately expresses all the essential information in a new form.
  5. Use quotation marks to identify any unique term or phraseology you have borrowed exactly from the source.
  6. Record the source (including the page) on your note card so that you can credit it easily.