Did you know that we have librarians who specialize in specific disciplines? These librarians are called "Subject Specialists" or "Liaison Librarians" and they are available to work with you one-on-one with your specific research questions, like a personal coach. To find your librarian, use the Subject Specialist list linked below. Call, email, or stop by in person to set up an appointment.
You are required to use reliable sources, including books, articles, and websites. How do you know if a source is reliable? Here are a few questions you can ask yourself in order to determine if a source is reliable:
A database is an online collection of articles that you can search by topic or keyword. Databases are great sources for articles because much of the material in ULS databases is the high quality, scholarly research information that most professors want. Most of our databases offer links to the full text of articles. To search a database:
Article databases, online library catalogs, and popular search engines share several general searching techniques. Once you master these common searching techniques, you will save yourself time and find more relevant results.
The search terms or keywords you use to search are what determine the results you get. Here's a good exercise to help you generate keywords:
Combing Search Terms
You can create complex search strategies by combining keywords using the linking words AND, OR and NOT. For example, if your search terms are mathematics and curriculum:
Some databases automatically search terms for singular, plural, and various other endings.
Some databases use a truncation symbol to indicate that any ending is acceptable after exactly matching the letters entered.
The actual symbol used will vary among databases. The asterisk (*) is most common, but some use a ? or other symbol, so check your database.
Instructors often ask students to find “scholarly”, “academic”, or “peer reviewed” sources of information for their research. These terms all refer to the same type of information – sources based on in-depth research, and are considered higher in quality and more reliable for your research.
These sources can range from chapters within books or entire books, or journal articles, but all have common characteristics that can help you recognize that type of information.
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