Tutorials and Tips (Help!)

Research Help
 
Library Research Tutorial
  • How to use library databases to do effective research 
Searching in the Uxbridge Free Public Library Catalog
  • How to search, locate, and request materials from the public library and other libraries in the area.
Evaluating Resources (The CRAAP Test)
  •  Questions to ask about sources you want to use for information. Before you use a resource, think about its:
    • Currency
    • Relevance
    • Authority
    • Accuracy 
    • Purpose
Google Smarter
  • Search operators, advanced searching, and other hints at getting better results from search engines.  
Google Search Education

Help Accessing Online Resources

 UHSL eBooks and Audiobooks
  • How to access UHS's collection of eBooks and audiobooks
eBooks and Audiobooks on OverDrive
  • How to use your C/W MARS library card from the Uxbridge Free Public Library or BPL eCard to borrow eBooks and audiobooks on your iPad
BPL eCard and JSTOR Tutorial
  • How to get an eCard from the Boston Public Library and use it to access databases, including JSTOR
Online Catalog and Databases
  • Click the tabs at the top of the page to search the library catalog or databases

Understanding What You're Looking At Once You've Started Your Research

Scholarly vs Popular Sources

  • Video from URI Libraries helps you decide if you've found a scholarly article

Anatomy of a Scholarly Article
  • Resource from NCSU Libraries explains the parts of the articles you find in the databases


After the Research:
Help for When You're Writing Your Paper

Google Drive
Why Cite?

  • Video from URI Libraries talks about the practical and theoretical reasons to cite your work

Citation Help
  • NoodleTools tutorials and other resources to help you format your papers and citations correctly in MLA, Chicago, or APA style

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