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You can use this guide to give you more information on library resources available for carpentry and construction topics, locate federal and state statistics and administrative code, and find safety information on a variety of construction topics. Use the tabs above to navigate through the guide.
Thinking About How to Start: Research is a Process
This video discusses research as inquiry, specifically the importance of scholarly research, understanding the scholarly sources and vocabulary used in a field, developing research questions, and adding to the academic conversation with research and writing.
In this video, the narrator talks about the "academic discussion." You can think about the "Professional Discussion" in a similar way-- doing research can help you answer questions or recommend the best methods by using evidence-driven practices.
Places that might contain valuable professional information:
Health and Safety Organizations (OSHA, CDC, Washington L&I)
Regulating Bodies (government; municipal codes; professional credentialing groups -e.g. licensing, etc.)
Trade Publications for carpenters, construction workers, or related fields
A research worksheet for our online library research material.
Class Videos - Opens in Panopto
You can use the Panopto video table of contents on the left to move to different parts of the video. (The quizzes in the video will require you to submit an answer before advancing the video past the quiz.)
If you would like to "speed up" the video pace, you can choose that on the lower-right of the video.
Closed captioning is available (select the "CC icon" below the video run bar).
16:13 playtime - use the table of contents to the left of the video to navigate to specific sections
Exercise - Assessing a Carpentry resource on the web
After viewing the "Introduction" video above where we go over information types and authority for professional-level presentations, practice (or review) by assessing this website on construction trends.
This is the same link that is in SECTION A of our Library Research Worksheet.
Visit this site and see if you can determine: who is the INTEDED AUDIENCE for this information?
Then fill out "Section A: Who is the audience? Assessing a source on the web" on your research worksheet.
If you're using the Winter version of our worksheet -- that asks you about the "Seismic Retrofitting Course" -- that link is below:
This guide from the Purdue OWL shows the difference between using a direct quotation, paraphrasing, and summarizing outside information in your own writing or presentations. All 3 methods are good ways to include outside information in your presentation while still being true to the original sources.
This LinkedIn Learning video tutorial will show you how to organize a presentation outline and turn it into a solid PowerPoint Presentation.
You will need to set up your GRC LinkedIn Learning account if it is your first time logging in to LinkedIn Learning - you can find the video by searching its title, or clicking on this link again once you are logged in and have set up your account.