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Undergraduate Library Portal. This "launching page" was specially designed for undergraduates to help them explore the resources and services of the MSU Libraries. A Graduate and Faculty Library Portal are also available.
- Popular, Scholarly, or Trade?: Video Tutorial (4:12) : Learn the difference between popular, scholarly, and trade publications.
- Searching With A Purpose: Video Tutorial (6:55) : Learn how to select a research topic or inquiry and begin your search for information.
- Identifying Credible Web Sites: Video Tutorial (4:40) : Tips on how to critically examine a web site and how to evaluate authority, accuracy, currency, and other criteria.
- Citing Sources - Avoiding Plagiarism: Video Tutorial (3:00) : What is plagiarism and when do you need a citation.
- The Anatomy Of A Citation: Video Tutorial (4:47) : Learn how to identify the different parts of a citation.
The Information Cycle : How Today's Events Are Tomorrow's Information. Rebecca Bichel and Debra Cheney, Penn State University.
Fast Track to Library Research: Conducting a Literature Review : This guide contains videos, seminar class information, and print instructions to assist graduate students who plan to complete a literature review.
Writing in Political Science : Practical advice from the University of North Carolina Writing Center. Don't forget that MSU also has a writing center that can provide assistance. Or talk to your teacher.
Writing in Religious Studies : Practical advice from the University of North Carolina Writing Center. Don't forget that MSU also has a writing center that can provide assistance. Or talk to your teacher.