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Research Starter Guide: General Research Guide

Finding and Narrowing Your Topic

Use the following databases to conduct background research on potential topics

Gale Virtual Reference Library    

  GVRL Tutorial

Opposing Viewpoints in Context (GALE)    

 Opposing Viewpoints Tutorial

Finding Articles

Use the general database below to find academic articles and other texts on a narrowed research topic

Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)

Finding Books

Using the library search bar find books and other source types--both primary and secondary--that will be helpful for your research project

Library Search for Books and More

Citing Your Sources

Use these tools to help you correctly cite sources in your final paper

Style Manuals and Bibliography Generators

Y Search

Library Tour

Live Library Help


E-mail a Librarian

The Research and Writing Center

Need More Help? We are here for you!

Location and Hours:

  • Mon: 10 am - 6 pm    
  • Tues: 12 pm - 8 pm     
  • Wed: 10 am - 8 pm     
  • Thurs: 10 am - 8 pm     
  • Fri: 10 am - 6 pm

3322 HBLL - by the Circulation Desk

The RWC focuses on helping students become more confident in their research and writing. 

Walk-ins Welcome!