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MouthWash
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4/27/2012 11:26:42 AM
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How do you find your sources? I am having problems with this. Googling the subject does not seem to bring up anything useful.
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4/27/2012 11:43:12 AM
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If you want something specific, message me and I will help.

Usually, you google it, but googlebooks, and googlescholar are great friends. Make sure you know what you are looking for in your argument, though.
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4/27/2012 6:44:21 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Go a wikipedia page on what you want to research (or find a free peer-reviewed article on the subject).

Go to the citation section. Look for articles that appear to be either primary documents or meta-studies that cover a lot of ground. Look especially for articles published in peer review journals (if you're too lazy to get books).

If you can access those online (you will probably need university access), skim them and go to the citations page of those documents. See above paragraph.
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4/27/2012 6:46:07 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/27/2012 6:44:21 PM, Wnope wrote:
Go a wikipedia page on what you want to research (or find a free peer-reviewed article on the subject).

Go to the citation section. Look for articles that appear to be either primary documents or meta-studies that cover a lot of ground. Look especially for articles published in peer review journals (if you're too lazy to get books).

If you can access those online (you will probably need university access), skim them and go to the citations page of those documents. See above paragraph.

You can get about ten good bibliography sources in a few minutes if you copy and past.

If you want to make sure you citation format is good, use http://citationmachine.net...
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4/27/2012 11:08:59 PM
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just looked into google books, best thing ever
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4/27/2012 11:09:56 PM
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Use Google scholar, or if your school has access to any research datebases use those.
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4/27/2012 11:21:25 PM
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At 4/27/2012 11:09:56 PM, thett3 wrote:
Use Google scholar, or if your school has access to any research datebases use those.

It only gives me partial documents D:
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4/27/2012 11:22:48 PM
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At 4/27/2012 11:21:25 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 4/27/2012 11:09:56 PM, thett3 wrote:
Use Google scholar, or if your school has access to any research datebases use those.

It only gives me partial documents D:

Sometimes that's all you need haha. Like if you're looking for statistics, it's generally no good, but if you're looking for arguments/opinions sometimes the little piece it gives you is enough.
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4/27/2012 11:35:02 PM
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At 4/27/2012 11:22:48 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 4/27/2012 11:21:25 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 4/27/2012 11:09:56 PM, thett3 wrote:
Use Google scholar, or if your school has access to any research datebases use those.

It only gives me partial documents D:

Sometimes that's all you need haha. Like if you're looking for statistics, it's generally no good, but if you're looking for arguments/opinions sometimes the little piece it gives you is enough.

True. Google books pwns though
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https://rekonomics.wordpress.com...
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4/28/2012 8:26:05 PM
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At 4/27/2012 11:26:42 AM, MouthWash wrote:
How do you find your sources? I am having problems with this. Googling the subject does not seem to bring up anything useful.

nap.edu, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com... (doesn't have much though).

do some general puttering around, put .edu or .gov at the end of searches.
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