This guide is developed for LANG 2070 students, to help you find the required sources to complete your project.
By using this guide & attending the Library workshop, you will learn to:
In order to....
Students will present research data or information using infographic, a graphic format designed to make the data easily understandable at a glance
Self-Reflection on Research Tools and Process
A library workshop has been specially designed to show students a range of research tools to facilitate their finding of relevant articles and or databases for their research.
After the lesson, students are required to write a short piece using a to self-refect on their research method: their choice of research tools (e.g. Proquest, PowerSearch, Statista, etc.) and describe the choices they made on search tools, search and research process, as well as sources (e.g. academic articles, book chapters, data sets, etc.) selected for their infographic & write-up.
Students need to demonstrate how they applied the knowledge and information they receive from the library class. Tools and process should match what was used in the infographic presentation.
Search & Research are different 1. As developing scholars, you will need to do both.
1. Wilkinson, Lane. (2014, July 15). Is research inquiry? [blog post] . Retrieved from: https://senseandreference.wordpress.com/2014/07/15/is-research-inquiry/
Here are some suggested books and sites on conveying quantitative information graphically.
Also, search the Library Catalog for the subject: Information visualization
Things to think about...
“The greatest part of a writer's time is spent in reading, in order to write: a man [sic] will turn over half a library to make one book.”
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it. When we enquire into any subject, the first thing we have to do is to know what books have treated of it. This leads us to look at catalogues, and the backs of books in libraries.'
Sourced from here: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/22191.Samuel_Johnson
Please watch theese 5 short videos on search techniques, ~ 8 min 20 sec total.
The first 4 are HKUST Library e-learning videos.