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This guide can help you:
Form an approach to initiating an assignment.
Identify the use of information sources based on the type of information (i.e. books for background)
Use keywords from a research question or statement to search.
Distinguish differences between popular and scholarly articles.
Explore the library's information resources.
Start to gather information for the assignment.
Properly cite the information resources you decide to use for your assignment.
In today's class we're going to cover the following:
- how to formulate ideas around your research topic
- how to find similar papers to the one you want to produce
- how organize your group paper
- how to save and organize your references.
RefWorks is a "next-generation" citation management tool that can help researchers cite sources in all of styles most commonly used at SU like APA, MLA, Chicago, Turabian, ACS, AMA, and thousands of others. With this tool, researchers can gather, organize, read, annotate, and cite their research sources. Plus, RefWorks creates an online collaboration space that enables groups of researchers to work together from any location.
Learn all about RefWorks: Video Tutorial Library Guide to RefWorks