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Research Links

Finding Good Sources/ The Research Process

  • University of Hartford's Mortensen Library - includes a searchable online card catalogue, links to resources in various subject areas, databases, electronic reserves, interlibrary loan, and more.
  • RLC Department: Research Strategies - information about notetaking, evaluating sources, double entry journals, stages of the research paper, academic honesty, narrowing your focus, etc.
  • The Curious Researcher Online - student resource companion to the RLC text.,8081,904363-,00.html
  • The Seven Steps of the Research Process - "a simple and effective strategy for finding information for a research paper and documenting the sources you find," from Olin and Uris Libraries at Cornell University.
  • A Student's Guide to Research with the WWW - "a tutorial guide to conducting research on the World Wide Web for first year Composition and rhetoric students,"
  • Research Strategies: A "How To" Guide for Doing Library Research - discussing types of sources, evaluation of sources and databases, where to look, and more.
  • Find - a free database to find articles in many different disciplines, includes popular and scholarly sources.

Using Sources Effectively

  • Working with Quotations - quick reference for how to quote.
  • Using Sources Effectively: A Checklist for Revision - concise checklist for quoting and paraphrasing correctly and effectively.
  • Paraphrasing: Write it in Your Own Words - contains definition of paraphrasing, 6 steps to paraphrasing properly, and examples; from Purdue's Online Writing Lab (OWL).

Avoiding Plagiarism

  • University of Hartford Policy on Plagiarism and Academic Honesty - direct from the Source, what every student needs to know about plagiarism.
    How Easy is it to Avoid Plagiarism? - Citing Sources Properly, presented by the RLC Department - specific strategies for avoiding plagiarism in research papers.
  • A Statement on Plagiarism - definition of plagiarism and examples for how to avoid it.
  • Plagiarism: What It is and How to Recognize and Avoid It - includes discussion of acceptable and unacceptable paraphrasing, World Wide Web, and "common knowledge."