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General Research Tutorials
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General Research Tutorials


Library 101 Video Tutorials (Flash Videos)
These brief video tutorials, introducing the most important skills and resources, will help you get started with library research.


Basic Research Methods Tutorial (PowerPoint)
Learn the basic research strategies to succeed at college. Especially helpful for students in ENG 123 (Composition) courses.


Evaluating Sources
Learn ways to differentiate between good sources of information and bad sources of information for your research projects -- a must in today's era of information overload.


Identifying Scholarly Journals
This is a guide to helping researchers distinguish between scholarly journals and popular/trade magazines.

Citation Tutorials


APA Style Guide
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed., 2010) guide to citations.
  Frequently Asked Questions About APA Style
Basics of APA Style Tutorial


Chicago Style Guide
Chicago Manual of Style (16th ed., 2010) guide to citations.


MLA Style Guide
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th ed., 2009) guide to citations.


Turabian Style Guide
Kate L. Turabian's A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (7th ed. 2007) guide to citations.
  Help from the Academic Success Center
The staff of the Academic Success Center (ASC) produce a helpful set of documents covering major academic document styles, as well as grammar and sentence structure.
pdficon_small.gif Citing Sources FAQ
This is a list of answers to some of the most commonly asked questions related to citing sources when writing a research paper
pdficon_small.gif Track Citations with Google Scholar
This guide explains how to use Google Scholar to track citations of the journal articles that are relevant to your research