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Academic Research Basics for Students: About This Guide

Who Is This Guide For?

This guide is for any student who has to do any kind of academic research for any kind of assignment or for faculty who are assigning research for their students. Students need not have had a Library instruction session to make use of this guide. Students who are assigned research (for a paper, speech, critique, etc.) in any of the following courses might find this guide useful: ENG/ENA/ENC101, ENG103, SSY101, SSN187. SYY101, HUC101, HUC106, HUC120, LIB200 

What's in this Guide?

This guide provides a very general overview of Library services, academic research, and research tools you can use to find scholarly information for any research assignment. It also briefly details how search engines and article databases work and provides links to tools, such as assignment calculators, which can help you to organize the planning and scheduling of your research paper.

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