Help with Research - Work Smarter not Harder!
I. General Research
Basic Steps in Library Research - the research process in seven easy steps.
Boolean Logic and Venn Diagrams - introduction to the use of Venn Diagrams to illustrate Boolean Logic
Boolean Logic Applied to Online Research Powerpoint presentation
College Prep Library Research - Part 1: Topic selection and focus, strategic planning
College Prep Library Research - Part 2: Tools, finding and using for effective research
College Prep Library Research - Part 3: Smart Internet Searching, efficient research
Evaluating Resources - easy way to help evaluate the usefulness of research resources both paper and electronic
Finding Reviews - sources for literary critiques of books, articles, movies, Web products, etc.
Identifying Scholarly Books - clues for distinguishing scholarly books
Identifying Scholarly Periodicals - clues for distinguishing between magazines, journals and peer reviewed journals
Identifying Scholary Web Sites - use these Subject Directories to easily identify critically annotated, high quality, scholarly internet sources hand selected, annotated and maintained by librarians, scholars and experts in their fields.
Library Research Jargon - definitions of the more common terms used by librarians when discussing library research
Plagiarism - What it is, What it is not, Avoiding plagiarism, How to ciite, What not to cite, Why bother citing and more
Reference Tools - a description of the various types of reference tools and their use
Research Tips & Tricks - quick and easy methods for finding books and articles, recognizing citation types, identifying scholarly books, articles, Web sites and more.
Web Page Evaluation Worksheet - questions to ask to help determine if a Web site is reliable and appropriate for the information need
Web Resources for Evaluating Resources - a bibliography of Web sites with information on selecting, searching and evaluating the Web, search engines and subject directories.
II. Course Specific Research
Constitutional History - Find information on Supreme Court Justices and Constitutional issues
Finding Anthologies - instructions for searching the library catalog to find anthologies
Introduction to Political Research - Instruction in using the library to find resources, articles and journals
Literary Criticisms - find literature criticism easily through Literature Criticism Online
Music & Art Appreciation - Artist and Musician research paper
Persuasion Analysis Tips & Tricks - quick and easy methods for finding books and articles related to analysing contemporary advertising techniques.
Search Strategies - Here are search queries Miss T. has used to answer frequently asked quetions especially for homework assignments from Bible classes and Biblical Counseling classes.
Theological Positions - list of postitions and authors who support them
Understanding Aging - PowerPoint presentation to assist students in this class (HE307) with their research project.