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Research Help  

This guide brings together printable handouts and online tutorials that will aid you in conducting research.
Last Updated: Sep 18, 2012 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts
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MegaSearch: Articles, Books & more


Find Journals

Use this tool to locate a specific journal, or to find an article if you have a complete citation.




Handouts and Tutorials

Research Help

Student's Guide to Using the Ames Library
This handout provides all the basic Ames Library information for students.

Basic Research Skills
These webpages will walk you through all the basic steps of conducting college research. 

APA, Chicago, and MLA citation guides from the IWU Writing Center

RefWorks is a citation management tool offered through the Ames Library.  RefWorks will keep track of all your sources and assist you in creating your works cited page.  A RefWorks Quick Start guide is available here.  RefWorks video tutorials are located here.

Evaluating Information on the Internet

   Tutorial (5 minutes)
   Video (7:52)

Know your sources: Scholarly, Popular or Trade?

   Tutorial (<10 minutes)

   Video (3:11)

Avoiding Plagiarism

   Tutorial (about 10 minutes)

   Video (7:25)

Writing an Annotated Bibliography

Writing a Literature Review

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