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How To Do Research: Listening to the Discussion

Where are they?

Where are they?
You don't have to be with
scholars to listen to them!



Many Scholars have died,
but their scholarship lives on!

We can listen to dead scholars through their writings. 
After a scholar dies, there are other scholars to take up the discussion.
Many of their writings are available in or through a library.

Know How They Communicate

Listen to the Discussion

Know How Discussion Groups Communicate
Their Ideas about Your Topic
   Blogs?  LinkedIn?  Email discussion lists?  Facebook?
       Phone conversations?   Interviews?   Recordings?  
Professional Associations?   Face-to-face discussions? 
    Books?          Conferences?          Journal articles?

From Good Idea to Good Article

Where do research articles come from? How do they end up in your search results? This video from NCSU Libraries has the answers.

How do articles get peer reviewed? What role does peer review play in scholarly research and publication? This video will explain.

Help Is Here!

Teachers & Librarians 
can help you
Know how Scholars communicate.
Locate good information on your Topic.
Organize your findings.

Discipline-Specific Journals

Find out core journals in which scholars write about your topic.

Reflect on the Discussion

Take notes while listening to the discussion.