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HANDOUTS

These are electronic copies of the handouts available in the library:

Self-Guided Tour

Sources to Use in the Library

Research Strategies/Basic Search Techniques

Evaluating Information

Magazines vs. Journals

TUTORIALS

The following online video tutorials will provide guidance on the research process:

Library Virtual Tour

Online Library Services Overview

Library Research: 2 Minute Overview

OneSearch Basics 

How to choose a research question 

Cite sources in MLA style, including 8th edition updates 

Formatting your paper in MLA Style

Finding Law Journal Articles with LexisNexis Academic

Online ARC Library Research Tutorials

Self enroll through Canvas by going to: https://lrccd.instructure.com/enroll/KPX37X
After logging in to Canvas, click on "Enroll in Course." Each of the 7 self-paced online modules takes about 15-30 minutes to complete. You can do just a few, or all the modules. Students can get a certificate of completion for each module. Topics include:

  1. What is Research
  2. Getting Started with Research
  3. OneSearch Basics
  4. Evaluating & Selecting Sources
  5. Avoiding Plagiarism & Citing Sources
  6. MLA Style for Community College Researchers
  7. APA Style for Community College Researchers

EVALUATING INFORMATION

LRCCD Information Evaluation Website: A website with resources, readings, and lesson ideas for evaluating information and spotting "fake news." Created by the LRCCD Librarians.

The following sites provide guidance on evaluating all types of information:

ARC Library’s How to Evaluate Information handout
CRAAP Test from CSU, Chico
Evaluating Sources Worksheet from University of Maryland
Evaluating Sources from Purdue University Libraries
Evaluation Information from Indiana University Libraries

The following sites lists evaluation criteria specifically for information found on the web:

Evaluating Webpages from UC Berkeley
Web Evaluation from Indiana University Libraries

THE ASSIGNMENT CALCULATOR

Don't fall behind on your research! This tool provides step-by-step suggestions for completing your research assignment on time. Since every project is different, feel free to use only the information that is helpful for you. It's like your own personal project manager for research!

The Assignment Calculator