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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

SUBJECT CALL NUMBER HEADING
Chemistry QD
Pharmacology RM
Pharmacy and materia media (including drugs) RS

 

FIND A WEBSITE: USE INTERNET RESOURCES WISELY

Although these websites are likely to be accurate, you should still evaluate information found on the Internet.

 

 CITATION GUIDES: CREATE A BIBLIOGRAPHY

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!

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