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Milestone #2: Results: Evidence & Analysis I will work with you to identify similar sections in the academic/scholarly articles in your literature review to help you gain a sense of the language and style of scholarly, analytical writing in this genre. If your Literature Review was returned with any errors, or you don't yet have 12-25 academic sources, a research appointment will leave you with the peer reviewed sources you need and set you up for success.
For Milestone #3:Conclusion/Works Cited I will work with you to ensure your Works Cited is in MLA format and answer any citation questions based on genre.
Milestone #2: Results: Evidence & Analysis
Scholarly, 10-12 pages for Conclusion
Creative, 10-12 minutes or pages (or the equivalent, in consultation with the instructors)
Milestone #3: Conclusion/Works Cited and Introduction
Scholarly, 3-4 pages for Conclusion & 3-4 pages for Introduction
Creative, 3-4 pages for Conclusion & 3-4 pages for Introduction
Final Project: Introduction (Milestone 3) + Milestone 1 + Milestone 2 + Conclusion/Works Cited (Milestone 3)
**Note that each student is responsible for keeping track of the minimum page length--at least 25 pages and 25 peer-reviewed sources for scholarly projects and at least 12 pages and 12 peer-reviewed sources for creative projects plus the creative project itself--throughout the milestones. Please plan accordingly.
Still searching for sources? Haven't found 10-25 articles on your topic yet?
Explore the databases below, using keywords, and limiting to full text. If you find an article close to your topic, consider limiting the types of sources, using the "Methodology" limiter on the left hand side.
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Citation chaining means searching backwards and forwards in time for materials that are cited by and also that cite an article or resource that you already have.
Backwards chaining is the process of looking at an awesome article(s) you've already found and searching for items in the works cited of those sources, which could be relevant and amazing for your research paper.
Here, you are looking back at past research in an attempt to track the development of the concept you are researching. As you find more resources, and use the citations listed in those reference lists, your network of resources will expand very quickly.
To access the resources you found by backwards chaining, simply copy the citation titles from the reference lists you have and paste them into the library's databases.
Forwards chaining is the process of finding sources which have cited the awesome articles you are already using.
Here, you are looking forward at research conducted after your existing article, tracking the development of the concept you are researching.
Using Google Scholar we can also view a list of publications in which the authors' have cited this same article in their work.
Open Google Scholar and paste the most intriguing article title into the search box from your original search
Underneath the article details, you'll see a Cited by link. Simply click this link to access those titles/authors which have cited your title in their new research.
Activity: Practicing backwards and forwards citation chaining.
Tip: articles published in the last few years might be too recent to have any other articles citing them.
|Resources cited in the article||
Resources that cite the article
How does following MLA Format benefit you?
MLA Basics: MLA Sample Paper
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