This guide will include information on how to do research.
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You should not cite these in your paper. This is general background information to help you understand your topic and find different ways to search.
Any keywords: for example
gene transfer techniques
genetically modified animals
Other topics related to genetic engineering
names of authors
Before searching for scholarly / academic / peer reviewed articles, you should try to find a magazine article on your topic.
These are written for a more general audience and can help you understand a topic better. For this assignment you are allowed to cite one of these. Be aware that other professors at university might not let you use this kind of information for your assignments.
In the magazine articles look for:
Books can provide you with general overviews of your topic, as well as specific. We have access to electronic as well as print books.
Many books are scholarly / academic, but not all. We have access to children's books, novels, as well as books writen by non-scholars.
In books you should look for:
Most university professors want you to use this kind of information to write your papers. These kind of articles are written for other experts and often have discipline specific vocabulary. This might make them hard to understand.
The peer reviewed articles you find this way will be what you mostly use in your assignment. Make sure that they are scholarly articles and not editorials, viewpoints or book reviews.
When you find a good article on your topic, look at its bibliography to help you find more sources o your topic.
Find general info about your company, including ticker symbol, industry classification, website.
This will give you their side of the story. What do they say about themselves.
At the LexisNexis search screen, click on "Get Company Info" on the bottom right
Look for your company here by name or Ticker Symbol.
Click on Company Profiles on the top of the screen and search for company name or by ticker symbol.
You can also look for industry profiles and other news items.