Art and Culture Studies

by Eeva Marjatta Koponen last modified Jun 17, 2019 03:14 PM

To get started:

Clarifying questionBasicsFurther information
What exactly is your topic?
  • What is central about it?
  • What perspectives can be ruled out?

What are the key concepts?

What do you already know about the topic?

Introductory information, eg.:

  • handbooks
  • reviews
  • dissertations

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What are You looking for? Your topic and the publication culture of Your subject / dicipline determine whether You are looking for articles and/or books and/or... Library Tutorial / Publication Culture
Where to find articles, books etc.? JYKDOK and JYKDOK/PCI Library Tutorial / Finding Books...
What about research methods? Eg. SAGE Research Methods Online Library Tutorial / Research Methods
How to manage your references? You have many options from easily lost notes to electronic managing, which in Jyväskylä University is by RefWorks; output style eg. ASA, APSA, APA, Chicago, MLA.

Library Tutorial / RefWorks Reference Manager

Also Open Science Curriculum

How to cite?

What about plagiarism?

Library Tutorial /
Citing Resources

Avoiding Plagiarism,
also Open Science Curriculum

See also Guidelines for Master's Thesis in the Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy / References and Bibliography.


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