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Research Guides
Identify librarian-selected tools for research in a particular subject area or for an individual course.

Topic Ideas, Facts, and Overviews
Browse ideas for research topics, find background information, and use quick reference tools.

Research Tips and Tutorials
View videos and tips that help you learn how to do college-level academic research.

Write Place
Visit the Write Place in Ruby Cora Wabster Hall 117 for writing and citation support.


Evaluating Sources for Credibility (video)
What does it mean for a source to be credible? Why is it important to use these sources? This video from NCSU Libraries explains.

Evaluating Sources to Find Quality Research (video)
Describes three questions you should ask of any source you find in your research (Portland Community College Library).

Evaluating Sources (video)
Demonstrates the CRAAP test for critically evaluating information.

Popular vs Scholarly Sources (tutorial)
Explains how to identify and tell the difference between popular and scholarly articles (University of Arizona Libraries).


Citation Styles
Learn how to format your papers and bibliographies using APA, MLA, Chicago, etc. citation styles.

Citation: A (Very) Brief Introduction (video)
What is citation? And why do we do it? This video from NCSU Libraries explains.

Understanding Plagiarism and Academic Integrity
Learn about common plagiarism mistakes and how to avoid them.

Individualized Assistance

Meet with a Librarian
Schedule a consultation with a librarian – for you or your group.

Request Instruction for your Class (for faculty and instructor)
Schedule a class session with a librarian.

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