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
Using Other People’s Ideas

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?

Using Other People’s Ideas

What are the ethical and not ethical ways to use other peoples ideas. Learn about ethical summary,paraphrase and quotation as well as plagiarism.