Each semester LIS 380 (class is numbered LIS 501 under the new system) students are plagued with the same question: How can one determine if an article is research and/or from a refereed journal? To answer this question, students must understand:|
This site helps students answer these questions. In the right hand column are links to the tutorial. Users can proceed through the tutorial from start to finish, or simply choose a specific topic area to focus on. At the end of each section are review questions to help the user learn the information provided.
- the definitions of various types of research in the field of library and information science;
- the components of a research article;
- what defines a refereed journal;
- and how to search for appropriate research articles and refereed journals.
a step-by-step guide to understanding and finding research articles and refereed journals
Section One: Understanding Research
Section Two: Refereed vs. Non-refereed Materials
Section Three: Identifying Articles and Journals
Section Four: Locating Materials
Section Five: Search Strategies
Summary of Main Points
Questions to Ask Your Professor
Additional Resources and Sources Used