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Formatting and Citation Help
Call Number: 808 HOU 2005
Publication Date: 2009-09-28
Mastering APA Style by
Call Number: 808.06 AME 2010
Publication Date: 2009-07-15
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association by
Call Number: 808 PUB 2010
Publication Date: 2019-10-01
Explore - Find your Topic
Refine - Focus on one area of the Topic
Evaluate - Find resources (articles) on the Topic
Write - Gather information and your thoughts on the Topic together
Use and combine keywords and phrases
Use Truncation (*) for root words
use broader terms
use boolean terms (AND,OR,NOT)
Use tabs or search suggestions to find new terms
Keep It Simple
Gradually add search terms
Use words that websites would use (ex: I need to write a resume - Resume Help OR Resume Tips)
Use important words only (instead of a sentence - try keywords)
Want the latest - can limit by search by time (under Tools on google)
Where do you start? Brainstorming
Grab a piece of paper and write down any ideas that come to mind about your topic.
A cluster diagram can help you visualize the main points of your paper.
A tree diagram begins with the initial idea or topic which is then broken down into subtopics.
A venn diagram can help to compare and contrast ideas.
Developing an Outline - from Purdue Owl. Includes outline components, how to outline, and types of outlines.
From The Writing Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
From Purdue Owl