Published Jul 16, 2009
(Updated Jul 19, 2012)
GUIDES TO ACADEMIC RESEARCH
ONLINE TUTORIALS AND VIDEOS
- TILT (Texas Information Literacy Tutorial): A tutorial on how to find, evaluate, select and use information as a 21st century researcher, from the University of Texas Libraries
- TIP (Tutorial for Information Power): A tutorial on how to investigate, search, locate, evaluate and use information and guide to conducting research, from the University of Wyoming Libraries
- Choose Information Resources--Video Overview: Three different types of online resources, so you can choose the best one for you. This video accompanies a Research Guide on Choosing Information Resources [PDF].
- Doing Research: An introduction to the Concepts of Online Searching: A guide to choosing keywords and synonyms and combining concepts in a search by using the word AND, from the University of Illinois at Chicago Libraries
- Identify your Sources: An art history instructor at Otis College of Art and Design, Dr. Parme Giuntinti, explains the differences between scholarly (peer-reviewed), professional, and popular resources in this YouTube clip
GUIDES TO WEB RESEARCH
- How to evaluate a website: A guide to discerning whether a website is likely to contain accurate or reliable information
- Search engines beyond Google: A list of search engines that offer interesting alternatives to searching the Internet
- Search the invisible web: A guide to finding scholarly articles or professional papers that are not found by using common search engines, like Google, MSN, or Yahoo.
GUIDES TO WRITING BIBLIOGRAPHIES
- Diagnosis Plagiarism: A video from Yapavai College on how to prevent plagiarizing when creating research projects.
- Plagiarism tutorial: A guide to defining and avoiding plagiarism, written for college students, from Clark College.
- KnightCite: This great site formats the bibliographic entry for you, and you can select the appropriate style (MLA, APA, Chicago).
- Guide to the MLA style: [PDF] The MLA-style is generally used for papers written in the humanities.
- Guide for the APA style: [PDF] The APA-style is generally used for papers written in the social sciences, especially psychology.
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