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+Library Instruction Goals
This guide should help you:
Explore topics for your project.
Use keywords from a research question or statement to search.
Distinguish differences between types of sources.
Explore the library's information resources.
Start to gather information for an assignment.
Sometimes, a structured approach to research can help to organize ideas and the way you think about information sources:
- Explore topic basics (casual searching)
- Background (books and reference sources)
- Research (library databases)
- Support your argument (cite reliable sources)
- Drafts & revisions (research librarians & learning commons)
Manage & Organize
ProQuest RefWorks - Source citation tool
Sign into your RefWorks account to export and manage citations while you research.
TIP: Keep RefWorks open in a tab at the top of your web browser when exporting citations from library databases.
For more information on using RefWorks and creating your account, go to the Cite Sources tab or view this page.
How do YOU organize and/or save your research?
Some ideas from students in a different class: