The search for knowledge begins here
Even in the age of easy to use search engines and convenient access to online information, it pays to know how to conduct research in a methodical way. Here's some help getting started:
By citing your sources, you're showing your reader where you got your information. It is important to distinguish the sources of information that you use from your own ideas, interpretations, and conclusions. Failure to cite your sources is plagiarism.
Writing well is a skill that you develop over time. Here are some resources to help:
Turn your browser into a research tool:
Install this free plugin for Firefox or Chrome and search library resources directly from a button in your browser’s navigation bar.
Collect citations directly from your browser as you search, organize your research, cite sources using an extension for MS Word, and generate a bibliography with one click.
Install this free extension for Chrome (Firefox coming soon) that automatically shows you whether the library has a book when you search sites like Amazon - that way you never buy a book the library owns!