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Research Starter Guide: General Research Guide

Finding and Narrowing Your Topic

Use these databases for background research. They are helpful to browse to find a topic or to find general information about a broad topic. 

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 Ultimate (EBSCO)

Finding Books

Use the library search bar to find books and other resources on your topic.

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

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