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ENG 4990: Senior Thesis Workshop: Set the agenda

Senior Thesis course

Share your project

Please share your working research question here by posting a comment.

Share your research background

When I need to research something for school, I start with:

Share your research background
blogs: 0 votes (0%)
librarians: 0 votes (0%)
friends: 0 votes (0%)
encyclopedias: 0 votes (0%)
library or my own shelves: 1 votes (7.14%)
classmates: 0 votes (0%)
wikipedia: 4 votes (28.57%)
instructors: 1 votes (7.14%)
research databases: 3 votes (21.43%)
search engines, like Google: 5 votes (35.71%)
Total Votes: 14

Question 2

Choose the response that best fits your research experience.

I generally use library databases (ex: Academic Search Complete or Project Muse) to find articles on a topic for research projects.

[Strong feelings about another database? Post its name in the Comments area below.]

Question 2
Yes, and I always find what I need: 2 votes (15.38%)
Yes, but sometimes I don't find what I need: 11 votes (84.62%)
Yes, but I can never find what I need: 0 votes (0%)
No, I begin somewhere else: 0 votes (0%)
I have never done this before: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 13

Question 3

What's the hardest part of research for you? Where do you tend to get stuck?

Please post a comment with your response.

Question 4

What is one thing you want to leave this session with today?

Question 4
a more defined research question: 2 votes (16.67%)
suggested sources to find information on my topic: 5 votes (41.67%)
sources for my project: 4 votes (33.33%)
advanced searching skills (like RSS feeds for my topic): 1 votes (8.33%)
other (please note in comments): 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 12