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ECON 211/ACP 250

Organizing Your Research

1. Create folder (in One Drive, Google Drive, Dropbox...) and title the name of the class.

2. Create another folder inside the class folder. This is where you will:

a. Save your notes (and citations) for the assignment.

b. Save all scanned/electronic sources.

3. Open Word document

a. Give it title related to assignment (e.g. Notes for Climate Change paper)

b. Save in the assignment folder

ECON 211 Page Index

I. Home

  • Your Library ID
  • Creating Your Library Accounts
  • ECON 211/ACP 250 Page Index
  • Organizing Your Research
  • Help
  • Librarian Contact Information

II. Start Your Research

  • Searching
  • Reasons for Using Library Databases
  • Keywords or Subject Headings?
  • Primary/Secondary Resources

III. Finding Background Information

  • Introduction
  • Databases of Popular Magazine Articles
  • Using Wikipedia
  • Economy Blog Sites

IV. Scholarly Information

  • Discussion of Scholarly Resources
  • Statistics
  • Websites
  • Scholarly Article Databases
  • Google Scholar Search

V. Evaluating Online Resources

  • Overview
  • Google Chrome Tools

A. Currency

  • Considerations
  • Tools

B. Relevance

  • Considerations
  • Tools

C. Authority

  • Considerations
  • Tools

D. Accuracy

  • Considerations
  • Tools
  • More Advanced Techniques

E. Purpose

  • Considerations
  • Tools

F. Assign Status

  • Advice For Determining Status
  • True/False Assignment
  • Probability Assignment

VI. MLA Citation Style

  • MLA Style Guides
  • Helpful Websites for MLA Style
  • Citation Generators
  • Contact Us



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Librarian Contact Information

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Barbara Anderson, Ed.D.
Head of Instruction and Learning

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Phone: 312-341-3647

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