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Research 101

An introduction to Penfield Library, basic college research tools and techniques.

Tutorials & Explanations

  • Plan Your Research: Use the Assignment Calculator to set a realistic schedule to complete your assignments.  Create an account to receive email alerts to keep you on schedule.
  • Search for Books, Articles, CDs, DVDs: Penfield owns and provides access to thousands of items. 
    • This tutorial shows you how to search to find books in Penfield Library's collection.
    • This tutorial shows you how to search to find articles in Penfield Library's collection.
  • Identify Scholarly Sources: Not every source provides quality, well-researched information.  This tutorial provides clear criteria to help you identify scholarly information sources.
  • Cite Your Sources: Citations are an essential part of your academic work.  You have a responsibility to credit the sources of your information.
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