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FIND AN ARTICLE: SEARCH THE LIBRARY’S DATABASES
These databases are either tailored to your subject or they provide coverage over a wide range of interdisciplinary topics. Before you start, you might take a look at some tips on searching databases.
- Academic Search Complete: An interdisciplinary database that provides full text for nearly 14,000 journals, including more than 10,000 peer-reviewed titles.
- CINAHL: Offers full text articles from about 1,400 journals to create a definitive research tool for nursing and allied health professions
FIND A BOOK: ONLINE OR IN THE LIBRARY
If you can't go the library's stacks, check out our collection of online reference books:
- Credo Reference Online: Access to more than 700 reference books, including general and specialized encyclopedias and dictionaries for overviews on topics If you can visit the library, it's easy to browse our collection because we organize books by their subjects:
Organizing Books By Subject
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FIND A WEBSITE: USE INTERNET RESOURCES WISELY
Although these websites are likely to be accurate, you should still evaluate information found on the Internet.
- Chemicool: An online periodic table that offers detailed information about each element and includes a chemistry dictionary
- Acid and Bases Tutorial: Provides information on pH, acids, and bases in 20 sections, including quizzes and a glossary
- General Chemistry Online: Provides information on chemistry for students, including companion notes, exam guides, simulations, and a glossary
- General Chemistry Help: Includes topic reviews, a glossary, information on how to use lab equipment, and a section for beginners
- Chemical Information SIS: Contains government information about chemicals, including regulatory lists
- Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry: Provides government data on common chemical toxins and hazardous substances
- Chemistry 101: Offers links to guides about key concepts in chemistry, including examples of worked chemistry problems
Whether you use websites, electronic journals, reference books, or print resources, you will need a bibliography. Here's some information on how to cite your sources:
- Avoid inadvertent plagiarism: It's possible to copy from a source and not even know that you've done anything wrong.
- 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: MLA style generally is used for papers written in the humanities.
- Guide for the APA style: APA style generally is used for papers written in the social sciences, especially psychology.
FIND MORE HELP: USE COLLEGE RESOURCES
Don't hesitate to talk to a librarian, a tutor, or your instructor when conducting research. Make the most of these resources!