All memos in this class require you to incorporate references that include at least six (6) peer-reviewed (also known as refereed or academic) sources from the university library beyond your course text and Interclean/EnvironTech documentation. You can cite these references, but you still need 6 more. You need to find and cite peer-reviewed, published, academic papers in the UOP library that deal with aspects of the assigned topic. It is important to use quality peer-reviewed references in your work if want maximize your score potential. Responses to some DQ and participation posts may also require one (1) peer-reviewed reference on an as directed basis.
Peer reviewed does not include
• Wikipedia, blogs, tweets, online dictionaries, social media references
• Other students’ posts from class
• Anonymous authors or unavailable publication dates
• Product or service advertisements
Peer reviewed generally does not include
• Material from websites found via regular Google.com unless it is from a federal or state government. Google Scholar may work assuming the articles are from peer-reviewed sources.
Here's how to use the university library to find academic papers:
1. Go to the UOP home page (https://mycampus.phoenix.edu/) and log on with your Username and Password.
2. On the main UOP page, click on the Library icon in the top right of the page. This will bring you to the Library page.
3. In the left column, headed Library Databases, click on the first item, Article Databases--Major.
4. You will have three databases to choose from: EBSCOhost, ProQuest, and Gale PowerSearch. Although all three contain some information in common, they do differ in the type of information each carries. Therefore, you may have to explore more than one to find what you're looking for.
5. Click on the link for any one of the databases (I suggest starting with ProQuest which seems to have the best selection of papers for most courses).
6. On the ProQuest page, check the...