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Library Instruction Goals
This guide can help you:
Form an approach to initiating the research assignment.
Explore topics for your paper or project. What motivates you?
Explore SU Libraries' information resources.
Start to gather information for an assignment
(NOTE: If you are having trouble finding sources to support your specific topic, contact me email@example.com
or come to the Research Help Desk. We can usually save you significant time.
+Assignment and research approach
Sometimes, a structured approach to research can help to organize ideas and the way you think about information sources:
1. Explore topic basics (casual web searching)
2. Background (library catalog: books)
3. Current research (library databases: journal articles)
4. Support your argument (source citation)
Manage & Organize with Refworks
ProQuest RefWorks is a citation management tool that can help you organize and cite your sources and create bibliographies.
Sign into your RefWorks account. Keep RefWorks open in a tab at the top of your web browser.
Consult the RefWorks Guide for additional help.