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Key terms for this activity:
Claim, argument, or research question
Each group has been provided with a sample research question and keywords.
Use your sample research question and keywords to find a scholarly article or original research article, using the Library’s Articles tab
Skim headings of the article (ex. Introduction, Literature review)
Identify a claim or research question (Hint: look in Abstract!)
Identify the findings (Hint: Look in discussion/conclusion)
Find one quote from an older article mentioned in the introduction or literature review
(If there is one) Methodology: Identify a group studied
Share out to the rest of the class
Use Academic Search to search for articles on almost any topic. For example, if you're focusing on Texting while Driving use the search box to find scholarly articles using keywords such as "texting" or "cell phones", along with your angle, such as "alcohol".
Click Full Text on the left so you can read articles online.
Click Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) to read academic, peer reviewed articles.
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