This guide is to assist you in completing the research paper and annotated bibliography assignment. The research paper needs to be written on a controversial topic, using a minimum of 3 sources from the databases. All sources need to be within the past 10 years. Essay and citations will be completed in APA citation style.
Scholarly articles are:
in-depth | written by experts | validated with technical language, abstracts, literature reviews, methodologies, tables, graphs, and conclusions | reviewed by experts | given a bibliography
Popular articles are:
brief overviews of topics | written by journalists | easily read by most people | illustrated with colorful photographs or pictures | reviewed by editors | not given a bibliography
Google Scholar is another way to find scholarly articles on a wide variety of topics. In order to easily tell which articles are available in the IRSC databases (which is a requirement for this assignment), follow these easy instructions:
After following these instructions, when conducting Google Scholar searches Find Text at IRSC links should appear on the right side of the page next to articles available in school databases. If you click those links, you will be prompted to download the article. If you have any trouble--contact an IRSC librarian for assistance.