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Research & Writing - Lafayette: How To Do Research
A guide to writing and developing the research paper. Includes links to research help, citing sources in APA/MLA, grammar, plagiarism, and more
Tutorial from the California State Univ. library at Fullerton shows how to find and use keywords for Boolean searching. This tutorial is interactive and gives you a Boolean string to copy and paste into any database search box.
Part of your search strategy involves writing down words and phrases that are related to your topic. Think about synonyms - words that are similar or mean about the same. This word game will get you thinking about synonyms!
Libraries and librarians sometime use vocabulary that is specific to resources and services provided by libraries. This guide of words, phrases, and acronyms prepared by the Illinois State University library may help clarify words that are new to you. Includes a translation of library terms into 6 different languages..
This tutorial will guide you through the research process starting with choosing a topic, finding background material, searching for books, articles and good websites, how to avoid plagiarism and cite your sources.
Online tutorial from the University of Southern Maine Dept. of Environmental Science.
Don't Leave Home Without It !!!!!
Do you have one of these?
It's called many things: jump drive, thumb drive, travel drive, USB drive, flash drive......but whatever you call it get one to save all of your school documents. Keep it with you at all times and use it !!! As soon as you start your Word document or your PowerPoint project save your work to your jump drive and keep saving your documents as you work. It will save much time and grief if something happens to your work and you haven't saved it. These drives are not expensive. Check the newspaper flyers and often you can find them on sale for less than $10. The following document, prepared by Mary Williams (Ivy Tech faculty member), will explain how to rename your drive in case you lose it and also how to save documents. Click HERE.