Types of Library Resources
There are two main types of library resources you can use to find resources for your papers...
- Books: Use the library catalog to find information about books in the library and ebooks you can access online
- Articles in Periodicals: The library databases provide access to various periodicals.
Which type of resource should you use? Click on the link below to view a chart that can help you decide.
Choosing the Right Resource
Which type of source should you use -- books, articles, or websites? This chart can help you decide.
This chart can help with evaluating books, articles, and websites
Research Tips: Search Terms
Before you start your search, think about your search terms...
Determine the main idea(s) in your research question or topic.
These will be your search terms.
- If your research question is "Should capital punishment be abolished?"
- Then your search term is "capital punishment"
Make a list of synonymous terms, broader terms, and narrower terms. Here's another look at this research question and a few related terms...
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Evaluating Sources Tutorial
Click on the link below for an online tutorial about evaluating sources
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