Topics: Peer review, Academic journal, Academia Pages: 5 (1141 words) Published: November 27, 2012
Activity 4

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Academic Integrity: Please see and follow the Academic Integrity Policy in the Learner portal. Your instructor may select this or any activity to review and submit to Turnitin to assess for an Academic Integrity violation

Main Task: Evaluate Library Databases and Resources for use in Research For this activity you will do a library search for resources in your area of professional or research interest. Locate two peer-reviewed journal articles, one book chapter, and one scholarly resource (website or other resource). Then, prepare a brief paper on your library search and your results. First, fill out this chart and for each resource include the following: [pic] • Appropriate citation (APA form) for the resource you discovered. • Name of the database you used.

• Keywords you used.
• Any search limiters such as full text, date, peer-reviewed that you used. • A note about your skills at this point in using the database from which you accessed the resource; what do you still need to practice? Then, conclude your activity with some general remarks that comment on: • How useful was each database for you?

• What important journals, key scholars, or new ideas did you discover from your search. • How might a library search spark new ideas? As you searched did you find new ideas or new directions for your search? Did the direction your search take you surprise you? Length:  Completed chart and 1 page reflection paper

Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts that are presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards. Be sure to adhere to Northcentral University's Academic Integrity Policy.

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Learning Outcome: 6
• Develop skills in online library database searches.

Your instructor will give you feedback using the form below and in margin comments on your work. Reading and using your instructor’s feedback is as much a part of your learning as is reading the course materials and doing activities. Your instructor will not only help you understand the quality of your work on this activity, but will also give you guidance on how to improve your skills and increase your knowledge that, if you follow it, will help you do better on future activities!


Introduction to Feedback:

1. Was the activity completed as instructed?

Activity ElementsFaculty Feedback

|Chart | | |Includes three peer-reviewed journal articles, one book chapter, and | | |one scholarly resource | | | | | |Includes | | |Name of the database used | | |Keywords used |...
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