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Starting Smart Tutorial
This tutorial will help you get you started on choosing research projects, getting your ideas together !!!
Primary vs Secondary Sources
Using Primary Sources on the Web
This guide will help you find and evaluate primary resources available on the Internet. This guide was produced by the Reference and Users Association of the American Library Association
Syn-City - Synonym Word Game
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!
Web site evaluation guide from Univ. of California at Berkeley
Evaluating Web Sites
Adapted from the University Libraries at the University of Maryland, College Par, MD
Credible Sources Count
Online tutorial on evaluating web sources created by Tanja Harrison, Vaughan Memorial Library, Acadia University.
Online Tutorials and Guides
An interactive library tutorial prepared by staff at Ivy Tech - East Central.
7 Steps to Great Research
Use these 7 steps to develop and organize your research strategy.
How To Write a Paper
Overview of the steps involved in preparing a research paper.
Do you have a major writing assignment or presentation ahead of you?
Try this assignment calculator to help manage your project and discover library resources to get the job done!
Doing Research: An Introduction to the Concepts of Online Searching
An animated, interactive tutorial that introduces some basic concepts of online searching developed by Helen Georgas and Annie Armstrong at the Univ. of Illinois at Chicago.
Online tutorial produced by the University of Washington libraries covers the basics of doing college level research.
Research and Documentation Online
Provides an annotated list of specialized sources, guidelines for documenting print and online sources, sample papers with annotations for MLA, APA, tips for evaluating print and online sources, a list of style manuals, and a glossary of research terms.
Learn what a wiki is , who writes and edits articles, and the pros and cons of using Wikipedia from this tutorial developed by Cannell Library at Clark College.
Writing Guidelines for Engineering and Science Students
Advice from major university contributors for science and engineering students on writing lab reports, presentations, proposals and correspondence.
This video provides a basic explanation of how to use Boolean operators in database searching; produced by a librarian at Shurz Library, IU South Bend.
Periodicals: Scholarly vs Popular