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Conducting Research Handout


Plagiarism: Ethics and Cheating

Plagiarism: How to Avoid It

Citation Style Resources:

APA (forthcoming)

MLA 8 

Chicago (forthcoming)

Annotated Bibliographies

An annotated bibliography is a list of citations to books, articles, and documents. This is a great step to complete early in the research process, as it helps you to collect and analyze your sources. Think of it as creating your own smaller library to refer back to instead of having to search and re-search as you’re drafting.

Students often find the process of doing this step burdensome, but love that the end-product is easy to refer back to later in the process.

Resources for Annotated Bibliographies:

Evaluating Websites 

Evaluating Sources: Scholarly vs. NonScholarly

Database Tutorials:  

Credo Reference

 – Introduction to Credo Reference


– Searching EBSCO Host 


 – Introduction to Opposing Viewpoints 


How to Use Access World News

How to Search America’s Historical Newspapers

How to Use Find a Topic

Page last updated 10 November 2017