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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. http://library.hartford.edu
  • RLC Department: Research Strategies - information about notetaking, evaluating sources, double entry journals, stages of the research paper, academic honesty, narrowing your focus, etc. http://uhaweb.hartford.edu/rlc/research.html
  • The Curious Researcher Online - student resource companion to the RLC text.  http://wps.ablongman.com/long_ballenger_cr_4/0,8081,904363-,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.   http://www.library.cornell.edu/olinuris/ref/research/skill1.htm
  • 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,"  http://www.slu.edu/departments/english/research/
  • Research Strategies: A "How To" Guide for Doing Library Research - discussing types of sources, evaluation of sources and databases, where to look, and more.  http://library.csun.edu/strategies.html
  • Find Articles.com - a free database to find articles in many different disciplines, includes popular and scholarly sources.  http://www.findarticles.com

Using Sources Effectively

  • Working with Quotations - quick reference for how to quote. http://webster.commnet.edu/mla/quotations.shtml
  • Using Sources Effectively: A Checklist for Revision - concise checklist for quoting and paraphrasing correctly and effectively.  http://www.comcul.ucalgary.ca/Web/efwr/revision.html
  • 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).  http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/research/r_paraphr.html

Avoiding Plagiarism

  • University of Hartford Policy on Plagiarism and Academic Honesty - direct from the Source, what every student needs to know about plagiarism. http://uhaweb.hartford.edu/rlc/uhpolicy.html
    How Easy is it to Avoid Plagiarism? - Citing Sources Properly, presented by the RLC Department - specific strategies for avoiding plagiarism in research papers.
  • http://uhaweb.hartford.edu/rlc/citingsources.html
  • A Statement on Plagiarism - definition of plagiarism and examples for how to avoid it.  http://webster.commnet.edu/mla/plagiarism.shtml
  • Plagiarism: What It is and How to Recognize and Avoid It - includes discussion of acceptable and unacceptable paraphrasing, World Wide Web, and "common knowledge."  http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/wts/plagiarism.html
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