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Library Instruction Goals
This guide can help you:
Form an approach to initiating the reserach assignment.
Explore topics for your paper or project. What motivates you?
Explore SU Library's information resources.
Start to gather information for an assignment.
+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 (causal web searching)
2. Depth & Breadth (library catalog: books)
3. Specific scholarly "conversations" (library databases: journal articles)
4. Support your argument (source citation)
5. Drafts & revisions (research librarians & learning commons)
Manage & Organize
ProQuest RefWorks - Source citation tool
Please sign into your RefWorks account.
Keep RefWorks open in a tab at the top of your web browser.