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Last Updated: Feb 24, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Choosing a topic / Research Strategy

  • Developing a Research Question
    This tutorial from Empire State College walks you through the process of writing a research questions with three simple exercises.

Scholarly Journals and Magazines


  • Plagiarism
    This thorough handout from the University of North Carolina defines plagiarism and covers strategies such as paraphrasing for avoiding plagiarism.

Primary and Secondary Sources

Open Web vs. Library Databases

  • What Is a Library Database?
    This tutorial breaks down the differences between using library databases and the open web.
  • Invisible or Deep Web
    From UC Berkeley's Finding Information on the Internet: A Tutorial, this module covers the invisible web, which is where you will find most library databases.

DVC Library Tutorials


Searchpath Library Tutorial

For more in depth coverage of these topics, take the 
DVC Library tutorial, Searchpath, or select a module below.

1. Starting Smart

2. Choosing a Topic

 3. Using ALICE

4. Finding Articles

 5. Using the Web

 6. Researching Responsibly


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