For basic review of topic development, search construction, and evaluating sources, the course guides for some of the writing-intensive courses may be helpful, such as:
The ‘Get Help’ tab on the red bar on the library homepage is the place to find assistance in using library resources, tutorials, research guides, and ways to contact a librarian for more in-depth help. Use the ‘Services & Tools’ tab for information on how borrow or otherwise access resources.
CONSTRUCTING A SEARCH
https://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/how_do_i/find_an_article has some useful advice on turning your initial idea into search terms and then combining those terms.
Some useful phrases to try for the ‘information behavior’ part of your search string:
USING LIBGUIDES/RESEARCH GUIDES
These are put together by librarians to quickly direct you to the most useful resources in a specific subject area. Access Research Guides from the ‘Get Help’ tab on the library home page. Research Guides help you find the best databases and journals in a particular area.
There are seven Research Guides in the Library and Information Science folder, and six under Communication. More specific subject guides will also be important; for example, if you were interested in information seeking behavior concerning Nutrition, and pulled up Help Resources in the Nutrition Research Guide, the link on the reliability of popular sources might be useful. Research Guides also link you to the specialist subject librarians at Rutgers. There is also a search box at the top of the listing page if you don’t see what you’re looking for.
USING WIKIPEDIA/GOOGLE EFFECTIVELY
Yes, they DO have a place in your research – as places to get you started.
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