The purpose of this guide is to introduce you to using academic library resources to find additional background information, facts, or statistics.
1. View the 3 videos on this page: Choosing Keywords, Using Keywords, and Examining Citations.
2. Develop a keyword search based on your topic.
3. Try your keyword search in a database of your choice under either the Find Background Info, Find Books, or Find Articles tab of this research guide.
4. Locate, from your search, one potentially useful encyclopedia article, book, or journal article and email it's citation to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
5. Have a quick look at the tabs Evaluate Sources and Cite Your Sources.
The quarter is winding down. You need to find books, articles, or other sources for your final project. You don't know where to start.
Don't panic! Stop by and meet one-on-one with a librarian about your research topic.
As a bonus, tutors from the Writing Place will be on hand to offer help on writing your papers!
Date: Thursday February 26, 2015
Location: University Library, Lower Level Rooms B234 & B238
This quick video will teach you how to come up with keywords based on a research question.
Learn how to plug your keywords into library databases!
Helps explain what a citation is, the parts of a book or article citation, and why it's important to understand citations!
You can save yourself time by asking a library specialist for assistance.
For large projects consider making an appointment for a Research Consultation.