The process of scholars communicating their original research findings to each other.
Like an ongoing conversation that others can join.
A process that is closed to college students.
Describe what other researchers have learned and written about on similar topics.
Discredit previous research to make your own look better.
Provide an overview of your variables and your research question.
An example of secondary or tertiary information (in general).
Accessible through Credo Reference in the library databases.
Useful for generating keywords or learning vocabulary on a particular topic.
...is the only thing you need to do library research.
...searches across many databases and disciplines.
...can be limited to search only peer-reviewed articles.
DCCC Library's APA citation page
Citation Fox (via SUNY Albany Library)
Purdue Online Writing Lab
Newspaper and magazine articles
Scholarly peer-reviewed articles
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