The sites listed below can assist you in doing research, finding materials in the library and in completing library assignments for many different classes. If you questions or want to schedule a research consultation, please e-mail email@example.com or call 563 588-6421.
Information Literacy Tutorial
Searchpath: An Information Literacy Tutorial is an interactive tutorial that helps you learn basic library and research skills to quickly find and evaluate information you need.
Annotated Bibliographies: what are they, and how are they compiled?
Harvard Guide to Using Sources: What Constitutes Plagiarism?
Research Guides by Subject Major: lists useful library resources by topic (e.g. Biology or Philosophy)
Getting Started with Research is a general guide that helps you pick and narrow a research topic.
Evaluating Web Sites
Popular Magazines and Scholarly Journals: what's the difference?
Citing and Documenting Sources
Getting Better Google Search Results (various tutorials)
Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Sources (Easy Bib)
APA Format Using Microsoft Word
About the library
Library Web Page Tour
Resources Available at Clarke University Library Information about books, journals, and more
Requesting an Item Through Interlibrary Loan
Accessing Library Resources From Off Campus
Reference Databases at Clarke University Using online reference databases
If you have any problems logging in to library databases or accessing electronic articles, please use this help form.
Conducting a Search in the Clarke Library Catalog (How to search for a book by topic)
Finding books by Author
Finding books by Title
Finding and Searching Electronic Books
Understanding Electronic Book Search Results
Conducting a Subject Search in WorldCat find books on a topic
Conducting a Title Search in WorldCat find books when you already know the title
Downloading Ebooks from Ebsco
Anatomy of an Article Elements of scholarly articles and tips on how to use them to broaden or narrow your search.
Basic Search Using Academic Search Premier How to conduct a search in a database
Narrowing A Search In Academic Search Premier
Broadening an Article Search
Finding Full Text Articles
Copyright Tutorials and Web sites
Interlibrary Loan Policy
Try these free programs to help you create a works cited:
Zotero (only works with Mozilla Firefox)
Son of Citation Machine
This is an "interactive web tool designed to assist high school, college, and university students, their teachers and independent researchers in their effort to respect other people's intellectual properties".
This program doesn't produce formal citation, but it allows you to capture and store PDFs, web pages, images etc. "Everything you capture is automatically processed, indexed, and made searchable. If you like, you can add tags or organize notes into different notebooks."
"Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research."
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