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PMPB 6F20: Preparing for Business Graduate Studies in Canada

Library Research Skills Workshop

Library Research Workshop Activities

Activity: Comparing Encyclopedia Articles on the Same Topic

Purpose

  • To gain background information, additional terminology, greater understanding, and context for your research topic using subject-specific encyclopedias.
  • To assess information sources for both relevance to your topic and quality of information.

Linked below are two articles related to each topic from general and subject-specific encyclopedias available via the Brock University Library. Examine each of the articles and then answers a few questions about each article using the Form linked below.

Option A: Leadership

Option B: Entrepreneurship

Option C: E-Commerce

Activity: Comparing Scholarly and Non-Scholarly Articles on the Same Topic

Purpose

  • To identify the characteristics of a scholarly and a non-scholarly article in order to incorporate the ideas of others into their own writing

Here are several pairs of articles on the same topic. Choose one of these topics, look at both articles (remember to look at the PDF Full Text version), and then answers a few questions about each article using the Assessment Form linked below.

Option A: Leadership

Option B: Entrepreneurship

Option C: E-commerce