- How to use library databases to do effective research
- How to search, locate, and request materials from the public library and other libraries in the area.
Evaluating Resources (The CRAAP Test)
- Questions to ask about sources you want to use for information. Before you use a resource, think about its:
- Search operators, advanced searching, and other hints at getting better results from search engines.
- Self-guided lessons to help you improve your searching prowess, daily challenges to test your searching skills, and sample lesson plans for teaching search skills.
Help Accessing Online Resources
- How to access UHS's collection of eBooks and audiobooks
- How to use your C/W MARS library card from the Uxbridge Free Public Library or BPL eCard to borrow eBooks and audiobooks on your iPad
- How to get an eCard from the Boston Public Library and use it to access databases, including JSTOR
- Click the tabs at the top of the page to search the library catalog or databases
Understanding What You're Looking At Once You've Started Your Research
Scholarly vs Popular Sources
- Video from URI Libraries helps you decide if you've found a scholarly article
Anatomy of a Scholarly Article
- Resource from NCSU Libraries explains the parts of the articles you find in the databases
After the Research:
Help for When You're Writing Your Paper
- Video from URI Libraries talks about the practical and theoretical reasons to cite your work
- Templates and other resources to help you format your papers and citations correctly in MLA, Chicago, or APA style