Research and Writing
One mission of the library is to help students really understand how to find sources and how to evaluate what they find. With the issues surrounding internet use, plagiarism and academic honesty, the need for 21st century information literacy is acute. Below are some resources to help you craft a powerful research project in the Humanities or Sciences.
Bedford St. Martin’s provides an easy-to-use and essential guide to citations and more.
Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab (OWL) has clear, college-level explanations:
Research 101 is an interactive online college-level tutorial for students seeking an introduction to research skills. The tutorial covers basics such as finding an appropriate topic and selecting, searching, finding and evaluating sources. It is not intended to replace meetings with your teachers or librarian!
According to the American Library Association, “Evaluating information has always been an important research skill, but with the advent of the Internet, this skill is an essential function of a research project.” These information literacy standards from the ALA are available to guide and inform: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/aasl/guidelinesandstandards/learningstandards/standards.cfm
Research Skills from InfoPlease - it also has good research tips!