For this class you will only need to use resources within this guide and your folder. Start here:
Step 1: Open the folders you have been given. They include:
The team should decide who will be the database searcher, who will record your research question, the key word list and any notes you want to include for the presentation. The third team member should present your findings to class.
Record all your work on the worksheet.
Step 2: List your topic on the worksheet. Then turn your topic into a Research Question: What aspect of this topic do you want to research? Can you refine that toward a specific aspect of the topic? Record on your worksheet
Step 3: Develop your keyword list. Make a list of subject terms or keywords that you will use to search for articles.
Step 4: Identify an article that addresses your research question. Use the article databases on the course guide: http://libguides.uky.edu/mng101 to research your topic. You may discover one is better for your research than than another.
Use the database videos tab to find short videos that will help you develop keywords for searching. Use the two listed databases (Compendex, IEEE Xplore, Health & Safety Science Abstracts, NTIS and/or Academic Search Complete) for your searches.
NOTE: Remember - do not rely on the database to determine if a journal is scholarly or trade as most are NOT differentiating. Use the handouts, chart, videos, on the Non-Scholarly, Trade, and Scholarly Journals tab (above) to help you determine if it is a scholarly or trade journal article.
Step 5: Present your findings to the class. Each team will be able to discuss their experience and explain how the article they selected meets either the criteria for a scholarly journal article or a trade journal article. You can use your completed worksheet as speaking points. Be sure to turn in the worksheet with all team names to get credit for this class.