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Hello! This course guide has been created for students enrolled in an INTL 1050: People, Places, and Global Issues course. In this guide, you will find several resources intended to help with your research coursework.
Below is a description of the pages found in the menus along the top:
Research Guides - These guides provide lists of the best databases and library resources to use based on your information needs. Clicking on 'Research Guides' will bring you to a list of guides for all disciplines. In the drop-down menu I've singled out a few guides relevant to your course.
Search for Library Resources Efficiently - Learn all the tips and tricks for searching the Library's catalog.
Brainstorm Key Terms for a Search - Learn how to formulate a research question based on a topic, and generate keywords that can be used in the Library's catalog and databases.
Find Peer-Reviewed/Scholarly Articles - Learn how to find peer-reviewed and scholarly articles in the Library's catalog.
Use Google Scholar - Covers the search features of Google Scholar as well as how to connect back to Library resources.
Assess Website Quality & Reliability - Outlines five criteria for assessing the quality and reliability of websites.
Chicago (Author-Date) Style Guide - An easy-to-use guide on Chicago (Author-Date) citation guidelines, including in-text citations, references, and general formatting standards.
Use a Citation Generator Safely - Many of our databases provide tools that generate citations for sources found in them. This guide provides an overview of where those tools are usually found (it varies between databases), and a few things to keep in mind when using them.
Zotero User Guide - Provides help with setting up a Zotero account, and covers the basics of saving and citing sources. Using a citation manager is recommended for large research projects.