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Research Help: Using the Library

Each of the topics below, and the videos/presentations on our research tutorials page, contain constructive advice and time-saving strategies to help you at every stage of the research process.

An early understanding of different library search tools and strategies will help you throughout your academic career.

Choosing & Evaluating Sources
Choosing Your Sources
Recognizing a Scholarly Article
Evaluating a Website
Citing Your Sources
Understanding and Avoiding Plagiarism
Citing Your Research Sources
Searching by Keyword
Choosing Your Keywords
The Truncation Symbol (*)
Boolean Logic (Using AND, OR & NOT)
Advanced Keyword Searching
Searching by Subject
Subject Headings
Call Numbers & Library Classification