We've put together some resources to help! The navigation bar is organized in the order in which you'll need the information so you can focus on researching and learning.
*Getting Started has tools and tips for making your searches more effective. Your time is valuable, and we want you to know how to find the "good stuff" quickly. This is a good place to start.
*Encyclopedias has links to several encyclopedias as well as searchable reference collections. These are a good place to gather background information on your topic.
*Books & eBooks and Journal Articles have explanations of how to use the College catalog to locate books and how to use databases to find articles.
*Plagiarism Prevention has tools to help you avoid unintentional plagiarism as well as research and study tips.
*APA Citation has several resources to help you cite sources appropriately and craft a bibliography using the American Psychological Association's style guide.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me or use our chat feature by clicking "Ask A Librarian" on the right-hand side of any page of the library's website.
Once you have written your initial question, ask yourself:
Turabian, K. L., Colomb, G. G., & Williams, J. M. (2010). Student’s guide to writing college papers (4th ed.). Chicago; London: The University of Chicago Press.
Here are a few tools you'll need to make searching effective and efficient - watch this 3-minute video before digging in to your research!
Video by Sarah Clark and licensed under a CC BY license.