Topics: Citation, Academic journal, Article Pages: 10 (2522 words) Published: January 20, 2014

Activity 4

Please use this document to submit Activity 4.
You can simply start typing in the first blank page (recommended) or paste in text from another document into the first blank page.

Please save this file as: Your last name, first initial, e.g., BTM7101-4 (DoeJBTM7101-4).

Please save a copy of this file for yourself.

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 three 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: 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.

Submit your document in the Course Work area below the Activity screen.

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

Veronica, thank you for submitting your assignment.

As stated in the preview materials, include the Foundations Feedback Sheet (found in the Activity Resources) when you submit your work. I have copied and pasted the feedback sheet here. Please remember to include the entire Foundations Feedback Sheet at the beginning of your assignments – there is no need to split the feedback sheet into sections. I have copied and pasted the entire feedback sheet here at the beginning of your document. I also saved the file using the NCU naming convention (WileyV_BTM5000-4).

Aside from following directions, the most important takeaway from this assignment is that it provides a foundation for you to develop skills in online library database searches, as well as learning how to present your findings within the document (as intext citations) and on the references page. As we learned in Activity 3, we must give credit where credit is due. You may want to keep the activity resources handy for later use in your program as well as part of the Activity 8 assignment:

Activity Resources
Northcentral Information Literacy Tutorial
Northcentral Search like an Expert
Northcentral Finding a Research Topic
Research and Ideas. Harvard Business School Working Knowledge – The Thinking that Leads.

If you review the above links, I believe you will have a better understanding of the assignment. I have already forwarded you the preview materials for Activity 6.

Dr. Scott Total: 9/12 Content: 6.4/8.4 Writing: 2.6/3.6 January 20, 2014


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