Research Process Toolkit
This tutorial toolkit is a collection of Western Libraries tutorials specific to the research process. Organized as a step by step series from the beginning to the end of the research process, this toolkit helps equip undergraduate students with essential research skills along with the knowledge of various ways the Library can help.
- Finding the Right Search Tools - gathering broad background ideas on your topic
- Coming Up with Search Terms - tools to help develop and define your ideas
- Search Strategies - tools to help refine your ideas
- Getting Library Stuff- tips & tricks using library resources for your topic
- Reading and Evaluating Sources - critically evaluate your sources of information
- Reading - tips on how to read a scholarly article
- Keeping Your Library Stuff Organized - keeping track and managing all your work
- Help - sources of help from Western Libraries and the Writing Support Centre
|Picking the Right Database
There are many databases out there but which one is best for your subject? (3:24)
|Introduction to call numbers
How to read those letters and numbers on the spine of a library book. (2:25)
How to find full journal titles and journal title abbreviations.
|How to Read a Scholarly Article
Tips on skimming and digesting scholarly journal articles. (2:34)
What is an annotated bibliography? Why write one? What kinds
of sources should you annotate?
|Western Libraries Help|
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|Writing Support Help|
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