Determine Information Needs
- Developing a Topic and Generating Search Terms
Highlights resources to help topic development and provides a matrix to guide search-term brainstorming.
- Scholarly Articles: What to expect
Learn about the kinds of information provided in scholarly articles, how to find them and weave them into a project.
- Wikipedia: The Good and the Ugly
Lists appropriate and inappropriate uses of Wikipedia for college-level research.
- Deciphering Your Assignment
Learn to deconstruct an assignment to its basic parts and identify appropriate resources to successfully complete it.
- Developing a Topic
Learn to develop an appropriate topic for a research paper.
- Generating Search Terms
Generate effective search terms for Internet or database searching.
- Peer Review in 3 Minutes
Describes the peer-review process. Courtesy of NCSU libraries.
- Popular and Scholarly Sources
Learn to differentiate between popular and scholarly sources.
- Primary and Secondary Sources
Distinguish between primary and secondary sources and use them appropriately in your research.
- What is a Library Database?
Learn what sort of information you might find in library databases and understand when to use them appropriately for research.