Welcome! CSC803 Students
This guide provides activities, text, and video that will help you become a more effective researcher.
- The guide is organized sequentially, with the intention that you do the modules in the order presented, one module per week.
- The practice activities are intended to develop knowledge and skills you will need throughout your doctoral program. Please don't shortchange yourself by skipping the activities.
Goal of the modules:
- By the end of the series, you will be able to to find, evaluate, and use information -- efficiently, effectively, and ethically -- to create a high quality literature review for your research.
You will learn how to:
- navigate the library website to find the research tools and services needed for research competence
- use Endnote software to manage and keep track of the articles and other materials for your research
- get the full text of journal articles, conference proceedings, and other resources when all you have is a citation and abstract
- evaluate information to select the best sources for use
- select research databases and optimize results
- read scholarly articles efficiently/effectively
- use information ethically to avoid ruining your professional reputation
- protect human subjects if your research involves human participants
- select a publisher and preserve your author rights
The fun begins!
To get started: use the tabs at the top of this page to go to Module 1.
If you have questions, contact Mary Francis.