INT 101 Joe Richardson
This guide is intended to help you complete your research assignments for this class. If you have any questions or need additional help, please contact , the librarian for this class. If Lee isn't available, use our Ask Jack Research Services to talk to another librarian for assistance.
If you haven’t chosen a topic, you can discuss ideas with your professor or subject librarian. If you’re not sure where to start, you might also try browsing recent research in particular areas of interest, or looking at current topics of interest in the news.
Once you've chosen a topic, state it as a question. For example, instead of "transformational leadership," you might ask "How does transformational leadership build morale in the workplace?" Try to create a question you want to know the answer to!
Identify the main concepts and keywords in your question, and come up with alternatives. Ask yourself which words in your research topic are most important, and spend a few minutes thinking about alternate ways to phrase them. In our example, the most important keywords are "transformational leadership," "morale," and "workplace." You may consider replacing "morale" with "motivation" or "satisfaction."
Use the following to locate scholarly and non-scholarly articles:
- Discovery - An EBSCO service allowing you to search multiple databases and the library catalog simultaneously. This service is made available to us through GALILEO, Georgia Library Learning Online, an initiative of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.
- Research Library (ProQuest) - Provides abstracts and indexing for over 2,600, as well as full text for over 1,700 scholarly journals and general magazines. Research Library is an expansion of, and replacement for, the database titled Periodical Abstracts Research II.
Use the following guides to assist in navigating the databases listed above:
Identifying Types of Sources
Zotero (pronounced "zoh-TAIR-oh") is software that collects, manages, and cites research sources. It's easy to use, lives in your web browser where you do your work, and best of all it's free. This tool will help you keep track of the sources you use for your projects, and also help format the citations!
We also have some video tutorials available:
- Citing Items with Zotero's Word Add-In - learn how to use the Microsoft Word Add-In to cite sources while writing a paper
- Zotero for Mac and Safari Users - how to install and use Zotero Standalone for Safari.
Ask Jack (located on the 2nd/main floor of Tarver Library) will provide assistance in formatting your citations. Email us your document or visit us in person.