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Research Tutorials

Below are open source tutorials from the Cooperative Library Instruction Project:

FINDING ACCURATE SOURCES

Evaluating Internet Resources - Students will learn effectively evaluate the information they find on the web.

Popular and Scholarly Sources - Students will learn to differentiate between popular and scholarly sources and will be able to use them appropriately in their research.

Primary and Secondary Sources - Students will be able to distinguish between primary and secondary sources and will be able to use them appropriately in their research.

SEARCH TIPS

Internet Searching Tips - Students will learn some internet searching tips and stratagies.

What is a Library Database? - Students will learn what sort of information they might find in library databases and will understand when to use them appropriately.

CITING YOUR SOURCES

Why You Need to Cite Sources - Students will learn some of the reasons it is important to cite sources when writing a research paper.

APA Style - This aid includes examples of in text citations, reference page citations and paper formatting in APA style.

MLA Style - This aid includes examples of in text citations, reference page citations and paper formatting in MLA style.

WRITING YOUR PAPER

Developing a Topic - Students will learn to develop an appropriate topic for a paper considering goals, approaches, topic scope and helpful resources. 

Generating Search Terms - This tutorial will help students generate effective search terms for internet or database searching.

Incorporating Sources into Your Paper - Students will learn how to incorporate sources into their college papers by effectively structuring sources, including analysis and using sources to support an argument.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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