Starting Your Research
- Library 101 (.pdf)
Anxious about using the Library? Here is a guide with some tips to help you get your research papers done quickly and painlessly.
- How to Find Hot Topics
Having trouble selecting a topic for your research paper? This guide will give you some suggestions and list resources that will help you select a topic and find background information on that topic at the same time.
- Information Cycle (.pdf)
Not sure what type of resources you need (books, websites, journals, etc.)? Learning about the information cycle can help you decide.
- Primary Sources
A selected list of online collections and historical newspapers that provide access to primary source materials.
Using the Information You Find
- Internet Search Tools
Links to selected search engines, comparisons of search engines, and website evaluation guides.
- RefWorks Basics (.pdf)
A one-page guide with directions for managing citations and creating bibliographies in RefWorks.
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