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Research Basics Modules: Modules

Searching With A Purpose

Searching With A Purpose video

Video tutorial to help with your research focus and getting started with searching.

Academic Honesty and Integrity

Screenshot, Plagiarism video

Quick video tutorial about how to avoid plagiarism.

Popular, Scholarly or Trade?

Learn the difference between three major types of articles. Get tips for using each type.

A chart comparing popular, scholarly and trade articles

    Citation Tips

    Quick video tutorial illustrating the parts of a citation.

    Web site listing the parts of a citation


    Identifying Credible Web Sites

    Link to Identifying Credible Web Sites video

    Quick video on how to critically examine a Web site

    Citation Management Tools

    Brief overview of software that helps to organize and manage citations.

    Captioned Version

    Read the video transcript


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