ADD URL TO LIBGUIDE HERE
This is the direct link to your LibGuide. SAVE IT!
1. Everything you need to start your research is located on the LibGuide.
*Note that the LibGuide URL is user friendly.
*Copy it and place it in your notes for future reference.
2. Keep your assignment in front of you and highlight as needed.
*It will keep you focused and on topic.
3. Review the research tips located on the guide.
*Note how to use search terms effectively.
*Take good notes along the way and you can avoid plagiarism. PUT THE WORKS CITED ENTRY ON THE TOP OF YOUR
NOTES SO THAT YOU KNOW EXACTLY WHERE THE INFORMATION WAS FOUND.
*Use the "skim and scan" method to quickly determine whether or not a source is relevant to your topic.
4. Need a book source?
*Tab on the LibGuide that will review how to find a book in the library.
5. Need quality online resources?
*NEW DATABASE: ArtStor- provides access to millions of pieces of art from galleries around the world. Be sure to register for full access.
*Tips to help navigate databases:
a. Start with Credo and Gale: Student Resources in Context for great introductory material.
b. Move into EBSCO and JSTOR for more scholarly research.
c. Don't forget about using .edu and .org for Google searches.
6. COMMON KNOWLEDGE VS. UNCOMMON KNOWLEDGE: KNOWING WHEN TO CITE
*If it is basic information (i.e. who, what, when, or where), or the information appears in multiple (2-3) sources, it is considered COMMON KNOWLEDGE AND DOES NOT REQUIRE A CITATION.
Blanketing Any information that is found in a general encyclopedia (such as Britannica) or a dictionary is automatically considered COMMON KNOWLEDGE. Ask for help if you are unsure!
7. Need clarification about MLA format?
*MLA citation tabs on research guides provided lots of helpful information and resources.
*ULTIMATELY YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR CREATING CORRECT CITATIONS!!!!