Library Research Sites


Why Can't I Just Google?
Why do you keep getting marked down on your papers? What is this scholarly research?
http://youtu.be/N39mnu1Pkgw
Don't judge a web site by its colors
6 steps to determining a reliable web site.
http://www.lib.jjay.cuny.edu/research/evaluatingwebsites.html
Research and Projects
Includes using the library, both the regular print one and online resources. Don't forget footnotes and references!
http://www.transitions101.com/researchAndProjects.htm
Using Sources
Lots of help here from Creative Use of Sources to Using Paraphrases.
http://writing2.richmond.edu/writing/wweb/usingsources.html
Finding Information on the Internet
Here's a tutorial from UC Berkeley Library. It includes information on evaluating web pages as well as how to cite electronic resources.
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/FindInfo.html
Write an Annotated Bibliography
Never written an annotated bibliography? Here's the directions.
http://library.ucsc.edu/help/howto/write-an-annotated-bibliography
Annotated Bibliographies
An introduction and description from the University of North Carolina.
http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/annotated_bibliographies.html
Annotated Bibliographies
Gives types of annotated bibliographies. Can you find what your professor wants here?
http://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/AnnotatedBibliography.html
Find websites
UCLA, Berkely library recommends the following search engines and subject directories. A good place to get started.
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/find/types/websites.html
Finding Historical Primary Sources
What is a primary source? Where do I find one? How do I know if it is any good or not? Direct from the library at Berkeley.
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/instruct/guides/primarysources.html
The Good,the Bad & the Ugly: Why It's a Good Idea to Evaluate Web Sources
Susan Beck from New Mexico State University Library provides a 5 step evaluation criteria, complete with examples.
http://lib.nmsu.edu/instruction/eval.html
Referencing Not Plagiarism
How to cite references and avoid plagiarism. Includes examples, so you can see how references work.
http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/plagiarismreferencing
Avoiding Plagiarism
What plagiarism looks like and how to fix it.
http://www.riosalado.edu/library/tutorials/Pages/avoidingPlagiarism.aspx
Plagiarism Tutorial
NO. It's not a how to! This fun Flash tutorial gives examples of paraphrasing incorrectly and how to fix them. You get your own quiz at the end!
http://tutorials.sjlibrary.org/tutorial/plagiarism/selector.htm