For this part of the project, you will search for the bulk of your sources. This page is a little longer to cover finding, reading, summarizing, and evaluating sources, as well as APA citations. Successful work at this stage will help you later on. Some tips:
Databases are collections of sources, often organized by subject matter.
Each of the databases below contains peer-reviewed academic sources, but they may also contain things such as newspapers or conference proceedings. If you need help determining what kind of source you're looking at, ask me for help!
These databases are not specific to HHP, but they are massive databases where you can find resources for just about any subject or topic.
Reading is a skill, just like using the library databases or writing a thesis statement.
As you practice, you might find it helpful to read first, then evaluate, then summarize, but as you grow more experienced with reading scholarly articles you may be able to do these steps all at once.
Erin's reading tips:
Research suggests that we remember things better when we write them down. Taking notes also helps you organize your thoughts and synthesize different sources. Find a system that works for you!
Try writing annotations instead of highlighting. Highlighting can be a valuable tool, but most of us tend to over-highlight. Highlighting only tells us that something was important but not WHY it was important. Annotation ideas:
Summarize (the what):
Evaluate (the how and why):