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ENG 103 - English Composition I w/Computers: Library Research

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Research is easier if you take it a step at a time.

Choosing a topic

Look for topic ideas in these databases. Remember to choose a topic that is not too broad or too narrow.

Best Source Selection

Depending on your topic, you will find your most valuable information in books, periodicals,or a combination of these sources.

Smart Searching

The video below is from University of Hawaii, West O'ahu and has some great help for smart searches (5:02).

This Flinders University video expands your search abilities by teaching you different ways to search using Truncation, Wildcards and Phrase searching (1:22)

How Do I Find My Books

Watch this introduction video to the Kirtland Catalog (4:42)

Avoiding plagiarism!

Responsible and ethical use of the ideas of others is a requirement of good research.