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Education and Human Sciences Tutorials Research Guide: Home

Tutorials to assist members of the College of Education & Human Sciences in using library resources and gaining research skills.

Evaluate Information

Evaluating: Tutorial for Information Power
University of Wyoming Libraries
Addresses the steps to take once you have books, articles, etc. in hand.

Evaluating Resources
UC Berkeley Library
Covers general evaluation questions to consider, as well as the differences between popular and scholarly sources, and primary and secondary sources.

Manage Your Research

Use a bibliographic/citation/research management tool to:

  • create a personal database to keep track of your research articles, documents, etc.;
  • generate a bibliography in a variety of styles (e.g., APA, ASA, Chicago);
  • add in-text citations to a paper in a variety of styles; and
  • in some tools (i.e., Flow), annotate your research documents.

Understand Research Terminology

Anatomy of a Scholarly Article
North Carolina State Univeristy Libraries
Explains the various sections of articles: Abstract, Introduction, Article Text, Conclusion, and References.

Literature Reviews: An Overview for Graduate Students
North Carolina State University Libraries
Answers three questions: What is a literature review? What purpose does it serve in research? What should you expect when writing one? (9 minutes)

Peer Review in Three Minutes
North Carolina State University Libraries
Answers two questions: How do articles get peer reviewed? What role does peer review play in research? (3 minutes)

Understanding Citations
New Jersey Institute of Technology Library
Explains the elements of a citation; how to distinguish book, book chapters, and journal article citations; citation style names; and the purpose of in text citations. (7 minutes)