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Guides, articles, and study aids created by experts.
The Why Files
The science behind the news, e.g., how cloning works, what causes mad cow disease, what genetic fingerprinting is, etc.
How to do Research in College
How to do Research Guide
Includes tips on searching databases, finding scholarly sources, evaluating resources, and citing sources.
Virtual Library Orientation
Get an overview of the Library Resources and an interactive introduction to conducting research.
Bess & Frank Gladhill Learning Commons Hours and Location
Using Wikipedia for Academic Research
Wikipedia can also be a helpful tool for finding background information on your topic. The video below helps explain how to use it best.
GREAT TIP: Use these same techniques when looking at articles from Library Databases.
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