Research Tutorials

Use the following videos to learn more about the research process.  Whether you just need a quick refresher, or you’re learning from scratch, the Library has resources to help you get started.  Want to learn about a topic that isn’t listed?  Ask A Librarian – we’re here to help you get the information you need.

Research Process
Citations
Evaluating Sources

Research Process

Scholarly Conversation (Belmont U.): The argumentative research paper is more than just an assignment.  It is an opportunity for you to join the ‘scholarly conversation’.

From Idea to Library (NCSU Libraries): Learn about academic publishing and how to access scholarly articles through a description of the entire research process.

Citations

Citation: A (very) brief introduction (NCSU Libraries): How and why do we cite sources when writing research papers?

Evaluating Sources
Evaluating sources for credibility (NCSU Libraries): What does it mean for a source to be credible? Why is it important to use these sources? How can you tell if a source is credible? Primary vs. Secondary sources (Vermont Tech): What is the difference between primary and secondary sources?  How can these different resources be used for your research assignments?