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Research is a major component of your academic experience at Sacred Heart University. Taking advantage of research methods classes and guides to research in your major area are critical for building success in your discipline's coursework. Before you get to those courses and resources, though, you likely will have to tackle research for your First Year Seminar. The resources below can help you plan and execute a research strategy for your FYS research project. Because research and writing are two sides of the same coin, many of these resources will also help you with aspects of the writing process, as well.
How to Research by Loraine Blaxter; Christina Hughes; Malcolm TightThis work reassures the first time researcher by leading them systematically through the whole research process; from the initial meetings with a supervisor to critically evaluating their ideas, doing the research and finally writing up the project. The book includes vignettes to help readers relate to research examples and provides both methodological and process information.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2010
The Modern Researcher by Jacques Barzun; Henry F. GraffBarzun and Graff thoroughly cover every aspect of research, from the selection of a topic through the gathering, analysis, writing, revision, and publication of findings presenting the process not as a set of rules but through actual cases that put the subtleties of research in a useful context.
Picking Your Topic IS Research! (from NCSU Libraries)
This helpful video from North Carolina State University Libraries gives students a brief, yet comprehensive guide to establishing a research topic for class assignments.
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Mara Mathews: Narration
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Andreas Orphanides: Writing, Editing, Technical Infrastructure
Sarah Craig, Jennifer Garrett, Adrienne Lai: Additional Writing and Editing
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How to Find Books and Articles using QuickSearch
QuickSearchis a great beginning point for FYS research and beyond. It is a discovery system that searches through the vast majority of Sacred Heart University Library's print and electronic resources. The following videos guide you through the process of conducting searches for books and articles using QuickSearch.