Are you new to academic research? Do you need a review to brush up on your skills? The following online tutorials provide step-by-step instructions for research procedures for any subject area in which you happen to be engaged.
Reference resources are an important component of your academic journey and vital to your success as a student. Use this tutorial for information on where to start when using reference resources.
A useful brain-storming tool, concept mapping can kick-start your research, help you improve the quality of your searches and save you time.
- Concept Map Tutorial
Tutorial on turning a research topic into a concept map from Ray W. Howard Library at Shoreline Community College.
- Concept Mapping for Developing your Research
How to develop your ideas into well thought out research plans. Appalachian State University Boone, NC updated January 2013.
- Concept Mapping: How to Start Your Term Paper Research
How do we start our research for a term paper? One way is to map out our ideas and identify some of our key concepts to develop our research question. We can then develop our research statement and come up with key terms to use for finding books and researching in article indexes.
- Concept Maps
This video will help you use a concept map to jump start your research. Published by Musselman Library at Gettysburg College.
Using the library quick search is the quickest and easiest way to see if the library has what you need to do your research. The search box on the library home page looks at everything available to you via the library (print and electronic). Find out in this tutorial how you can best use that search feature to support your research.
This tutorial will help you find physical (print) resources to use in your research.
What can Subject Headings do for you? Subject Headings are an essential part of library catalogue records. Learn how to use them to refine your searches and find the right materials.
How can you find books on the shelf? What do call numbers mean? This tutorial is a primer on the Library of Congress Classification System to help you find the titles you need on our shelves.
This tutorial will help you find online articles using specific online databases from the Library’s digital collection of resources.
Have you tried looking for full-text articles, but are having trouble finding them? We may still have those items in print. Find out here how you might be able to obtain them in print.
Before you begin to write you need to be able to justify the choices that you made during your research. This tutorial will help you evaluate your choice of information sources to ensure your research and work is strong.