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PSYC 254

Class Agenda

  1. Finding Help At the Roosevelt library
  2. I-Share and Interlibrary Loan
  3. Organizing Your Research
  4. Developing a Research or Guiding Question
  5. Finding Search Terms
  6. Finding Information
    • Psyc INFO
    • ProQuest Central
  7. APA Formatting

Creating a Researchable Question

"Developing a Research or Guiding Question" (by Arizona State University): This video will help you understand the difference between a topic and a research question. It will also help you develop good research questions.

Using Keywords

Question: What affect does playing video games have on teenage girls?

 

 

Concept 1

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Concept 2

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Concept 3

Extract the major concepts from your research question.

teenage

 

girls

 

“video games”

List alternatives for each concept:

  • These can be synonyms, or they can be specific examples of the concept
  • Use single words or short phrases.
  • Find additional terms in abstracts and summaries of articles.

 

Search Terms

Search Terms

Search Terms

adolescent

female

“online games”

OR

OR

OR

teens

“teenage girls”

Nintendo

OR

OR

OR

 

 

 

OR

OR

OR

 

 

 

 

 

 

Librarian Contact Information

Photo of librarian Barbara Anderson

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

Office: 1035 AUD
Phone: 312-341-3647

Email Me

 

 

Help

1. Phone:

a. Chicago: 312-341-3639/49
b. Schaumburg: 847-619-7980

2. Email

3. Chat

4. Schedule one-on-one