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Asian Studies: Main

Research strategies

  • Start with general topics that are of interest to you and that you'd like to explore and learn more about
  • Do some preliminary research about your general topic(s) - searching for reference sources, books and articles that are relevant to your topic(s) and see what have already been done.  What questions occurred to you after digesting what you found
  • Refine keywords
  • Consider your audience
  • Start asking questions and use what you have read to help you narrow down your focus on the topic - start with open-ended "how" and "why" about your topic
  • Evaluate your questions to determine whether they would be effective research questions (talk with your professor or a librarian for additional feedback)
  • Begin your research
  • Use RefWorks to keep track of citations as you conduct research
  • Evaluating resources (scholarly vs. non-scholarly, what is peer-reviewed, a 5-minute video)
  • Understand "the anatomy of a scholarly article" check out this short video
  • Annotated bibliography
  • Citing resources

Dung-Lan Chen

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Dung-Lan Chen
Contact:
Lucy Scribner Library Rm 203A
518.580.5511

Email: duchen@skidmore.edu

Research Help Desk/chat hours: Mondays & Tuesdays, 2 pm - 4 pm
Subjects: Asian Studies