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General Research Tutorials
Citation Tutorials

General Research Tutorials

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Library 101 Video Tutorials (Flash Videos)
These brief video tutorials, introducing the most important skills and resources, will help you get started with library research.

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Basic Research Methods Tutorial (PowerPoint)
Learn the basic research strategies to succeed at college. Especially helpful for students in ENG 123 (Composition) courses.
pdficon_small.gif Online Search Strategies
This short guide covers how to improve your online research.

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Evaluating Sources
Learn ways to differentiate between good sources of information and bad sources of information for your research projects -- a must in today's era of information overload.

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Identifying Scholarly Journals
This is a guide to helping researchers distinguish between scholarly journals and popular/trade magazines.

Citation Tutorials

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APA Style Guide
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed., 2010) guide to citations.

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MLA Style Guide
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th ed., 2009) guide to citations.

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Turabian Style Guide
Kate L. Turabian's A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (7th ed. 2007) guide to citations.
  Help from the Academic Success Center
The staff of the Academic Success Center (ASC) produce a helpful set of documents covering major academic document styles, as well as grammar and sentence structure.
pdficon_small.gif Citing Sources FAQ
This is a list of answers to some of the most commonly asked questions related to citing sources when writing a research paper
pdficon_small.gif Track Citations with Google Scholar
This guide explains how to use Google Scholar to track citations of the journal articles that are relevant to your research