Locating Scholarly Sources. This assignment is intended to help you familiarize yourself with using the Ashford University Library for anthropological research, in preparation for your Final Research Paper. You will also become familiar with identifying the thesis statement in articles.
Similar to how different fields of study use distinct methodologies to collect data, each scholastic field also utilizes specific databases to locate scholarly articles. For this assignment, you will be locating articles and texts from a variety of databases that are all commonly used in anthropological research. In addition to being able to locate articles, it is very important to be able to identify the thesis statements of the articles or texts to make sure they will be useful in your research.
To begin, click on the “Article Selector” quiz in the left navigation menu of your online classroom. This will randomly assign you three articles, and provide you with the proper APA citation. After you have been assigned the articles, make sure to acknowledge that you have received each of these articles and click “submit.” You may want to write these down in a separate document, but you can also view these in your Gradebook at any time. You will not be able to access the Assignment until you have used the Article Selector.