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
APA format: Reference list using Google Scholar   NEW
Watch this YouTube video to see how to use the cite button in Google scholar to format your citation of articles found there. You can also search by date to get the latest articles.
http://youtu.be/ZRulgja8xHg
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
Study DOs and DON'Ts   NEW
Brought to your from your friendly college library. This You Tube Video is from the University of Guelph in Canada. However, it is a reminder that your college librarians can also help you with study tips as well as research and citation guides.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMqB_xtJ-iI&feature=share&list=UUHbtEYYN6esLVSrd2HqivkA&index=10
What is Plagiarism   NEW
What is you want to quote from a professor's lecture? Do you have to have a citation for that, too?
http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mmanty/teaching/integrity2.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 with examples both from MLA and APA.
http://writingcenter.unc.edu/?s=annotated+bibliographies
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
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