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Research Success Tutorial Assignment (APA Citation Style) – Part One
PART ONE
Research: Planning and Searching
Fill in the following student information (required):
First Name:
Last Name:
E-mail:
Student Number:
Course Code (e.g. GHUM 1500):
Section (e.g. C100):
STEP 1 – Choose a Research Topic and a Research Question
In the grey boxes below:
Type your topic. e.g. global warming
Type your research question or statement on your chosen topic. e.g. What is the relationship between global
warming and environmental pollution?
Topic:
Research Question or Statement:
STEP 2 – Choose your Keywords
Choose your keywords, then type them in the grey box below.
Tips for choosing keywords…
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Go to the Research module in the tutorial to review how to select keywords.
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Choose at least two keywords from your research question in Step 1.
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Remember, keywords are the most important ideas or concepts from your research question.
e.g. global warming; pollution
STEP 3 – Construct your Search Statement
Using your keywords and the different ways to combine keywords that you learned, type a search
statement in the grey box below.
Tips for constructing your search statement…
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Go to the Research module in the tutorial to review how to construct a search statement.
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Combine at least two keywords from your research question in Step 1 to build a search statement.
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Build your search statement by typing AND between your keywords.
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Use this search statement for finding newspaper and magazine or journal articles in the next steps.
e.g. global warming and pollution
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STEP 4 – Search for a Magazine or Journal Article
Hold down the Ctrl key and click on “Academic Search Premier” below to go to a live connection. Please be
patient while it loads. Academic Search Premier will open into a second window. You can move back and forth
between the assignment and the research database called Academic Search Premier by clicking on either of the
two windows.
What Source Do You Need?
Electronic Tool
Magazine Article
Academic Source Premier
Tips for searching for a magazine article…

Go to the Searching module in the tutorial to review the instructions for finding a magazine or journal
article.
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Search for a magazine or journal article that discusses your research question.
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Type your search statement from Step 3 of this assignment in the search box of the electronic tool.
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Select and print a magazine or journal article. This will be used for Part Two, the writing part of this
assignment.
STEP 5 – Fill in the Magazine Article Worksheet
Type the information from your magazine or journal article in the boxes below.
This will help you to create your APA Works Cited list in Part Two of your assignment.
Author or editor (if available):
Name of magazine or journal:
Title of the article from the magazine or journal:
Date of magazine or journal:
Volume & Issue number (if available):
Page(s):
Name of the database:
Name of the library subscribing to the database/service:
Academic Search Premier
George Brown College Library Learning
Commons
* DOI (if available):
*Hint: Some databases do not provide a DOI. If no DOI is available George Brown recommends
you include Retrieved from __________ database. However you should always defer to your
instructor’s preferences regarding formatting or citation requirements.
Need to review? Click on the Citing and Evaluating module of the tutorial.
Please scroll down to the next page to begin Step 6 – Search for a Newspaper Article
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STEP 6 – Search for a Newspaper Article
Hold down the Ctrl key and click on “Canadian NewsStand” below to go to a live connection. Please be
patient while it loads. Canadian NewsStand will open into a second window. You can move back and forth between
the assignment and the research database called Canadian NewsStand by clicking on either of the two windows.
What Source Do You Need?
Electronic Tool
Magazine Article
Canadian NewsStand
Tips for searching for a magazine article…

Go to the Searching module in the tutorial to review the instructions for finding a magazine or journal
article.

Search for a newspaper article that discusses your research question.

Type your search statement from Step 3 of this assignment in the search box of the electronic tool.

Print a newspaper article. This will be used for Part Two, the writing part of this assignment.
STEP 7 – Fill in the Newspaper Article Worksheet
Type the information from your magazine or journal article in the boxes below.
This will help you to create your Works Cited list in Part Two of your assignment.
Author or editor (if available):
Name of newspaper:
Title of the article from the newspaper:
Date of newspaper:
Volume & Issue number (if available):
Page(s):
Name of the database:
Name of the library subscribing to the database/service:
Canadian NewsStand
George Brown College Library Learning
Commons
* DOI (if available):
*Hint: Some databases do not provide a DOI. If no DOI is available George Brown recommends
you include Retrieved from __________ database. However you should always defer to your
instructor’s preferences regarding formatting or citation requirements.
Need to review? Click on the Citing and Evaluating module of the tutorial.
Congratulations!
You have completed Part One of the assignment.
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PRINT and SAVE a copy of your completed assignment.
Create a new e-mail with the subject line “Research Success Assignment Part 1”
Attach your assignment to the e-mail
Enter your professor’s e-mail address in the “To” line.
Check your spelling and make any necessary changes.
Click the “Send” button.
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