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Get Started with Research

An overview of the research process in college courses: Develop a topic, learn search strategies, evaluate sources, cite sources, etc.

Library instruction services

Here are some ideas to get you started, but we would love to customize a session around your assignments. For optimal student impact, consider having a librarian come to your classes for shorter periods several times during the semester.

Contact your librarian to discuss and schedule a session or two today.

Note: Times for these services vary by librarian. Ask your liaison for more details.

Library tour

 

Meet your librarian

 

Do research using the library catalog

 

Do research using library databases

 

Citation hopping

 

Evaluating websites

 

Scholarly vs. popular

 

Plagiarism

 

Citation basics

 

RefWorks or Zotero basics

 

How to read a scholarly article

 

Work session