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IST Undergraduate Research Guide: Home

Research Help for Information Studies 110, 120, and 210

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Welcome Information Studies 110, 120, and 210 students! This guide will provide you with the resources to conduct research for your class assignments. 

On this Home page, you will find links to the Information Literacy Instruction Tutorial below. To the left are several other research guides that can provide guidance in writing literature reviews and annotated bibliographies as well as conducting industry, market share, and customer data research.

On the Finding Articles & Data page, you will find links to specialized databases in information science and technology as well as sources of data and statistics. Additionally, there is a link to the most current digital copy of the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Studies. 

On the Citing Sources page, you will find links to the Citation Styles guide which will provide you with the correct citation formatting for your research papers. Additionally, you will find information about creating a RefWorks account and how to write without plagiarizing the original author of your sources. 

College-level Research Tutorial

Purpose: The College-level Research tutorial is designed to help you build on the research strategies you already use. These modules are designed to teach you practices and ways of thinking about information that will allow you to:

  • Understand and use web searches to inspire college-level research topics
  • Learn what scholarly sources are and how to recognize them
  • Strategically search for sources in subject databases
  • Share your ideas in ways that do not silence or exploit the work of others

Choose a Module:

1: Preparing for Research

2: Understanding Scholarly Sources

3: Choosing and Using Databases

4: Crediting and Creating

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