Library Research Sites

Why Can't I Just Google?
Why do you keep getting marked down on your papers? What is this scholarly research?
Don't judge a web site by its colors
6 steps to determining a reliable web site.
Research and Projects
Includes using the library, both the regular print one and online resources. Don't forget footnotes and references!
Using Sources
Lots of help here from Creative Use of Sources to Using Paraphrases.
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.
Write an Annotated Bibliography
Never written an annotated bibliography? Here's the directions.
Annotated Bibliographies
An introduction and description from the University of North Carolina.
Annotated Bibliographies
Gives types of annotated bibliographies. Can you find what your professor wants here?
Find websites
UCLA, Berkely library recommends the following search engines and subject directories. A good place to get started.
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.
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.
Referencing Not Plagiarism
How to cite references and avoid plagiarism. Includes examples, so you can see how references work.
Avoiding Plagiarism
What plagiarism looks like and how to fix it.
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!