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Library Tutorials and Activities

KPU Library videos, screencasts, online activities and more which faculty members can embed into their Moodle course sites.

Videos

VIDEO: Scholarly Journal Articles (04:37)

Distinguishes the different types of materials that you will find in scholarly journals, and demonstrates how to spot the scholarly articles.

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  • VIDEO: Understanding Peer Review (2:35)

    Describes the peer-review process and why such articles are important for university assignments. Accompanies Module 2 in the KPU Library's Doing Research Tutorial.

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  • VIDEO: What is Original (Primary) Research in Criminology? (19:38)

    Describes the typical structure of an original research article, with a particular focus on the Methods section. It shows examples of several types of original research articles (qualitative and quantitative, including articles using secondary data, and meta-analyses), as well as several types of secondary articles (book reviews, editorial essays, theoretical analyses and literature reviews). The emphasis is on learning to read the abstract for indications of original research, and checking for a Methods section in the article.
    Part 1 of the Finding Original Research Articles in Criminology video series.

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