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Research

Locate subject research guides and forms for requesting help, making research appointments, evaluating web resources, and citing sources.

Federal Documents

The Alumnae Library's Federal Depository (#0261) Collection includes both print and online resources.  These resources are available for academic and public use.

Research Guides

The Research Guides page provides tutorials and links to resources for specific courses.

Subject Resources

The Subject Resources pages provide links to electronic databases, catalog searches, and web resources for particular subject areas.

Evaluate Websites

To help users evaluate Internet Resources, the library has provided some useful information on the following pages, including why users need to evaluate websites as well as a form, which allows users to score a website.

Plagiarism

Here you will find the definition of plagiarism, practice tests to help you recognize and avoid plagiarism designed by Indiana University, PDF and PowerPoint explanations of plagiarism, and a humorous video created by Rutgers University on this subject.

Citation Tools

Here you will find several examples of both APA and MLA citations from Purdue University, and two citation generators:  NoodleBib and KnightCite (from Calvin College).