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FYS 120D: The Nature of Work

The Nature of Work

Welcome to the online research guide for FYS 120D

Please use this guide to find the resources you need to conduct your research.

If you have questions as you are doing your research, you can meet with me or a peer research tutor.

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Peer Research Tutors are available Monday through Thursday evenings from 7-10 pm and Sundays from 7-9 pm.

Some research basics

Consulting resources in this order makes sense:

Reference Sources - this is where the most general information is located and is a good place to get background on a particular topic.  Be sure to check the bibliography or suggestions for further reading at the end of the articles you read -- they often lead you to other places where your topic is being discussed.

Books - more specific than reference material and usually focusing on one topic.

Articles - focus on a particular aspect of a topic.  This is also where the newest information on a topic can be found.

Some things to remember about research:

  • Research takes time!
  • Research is reading.
  • Research is not necessarily linear.
  • In the early stages of research, keep an open mind!
  • Research builds on other research.
  • Research looks different in different disciplines.