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Finding the Good Stuff
Finding information is not hard - people put all sorts of information online and search engines like Google make it easy to find. In fact, social media may make it difficult to avoid!
The trick is finding the right information - how to get the good stuff among all the information that is available. This guide will highlight some tools available to UI students and talk about choosing the information that best meets your needs.
On the right you will find my contact information. I encourage you to contact me or a librarian in your major and set up an appointment for one-on-one research help. You can also take advantage of The SEAM on the second floor of the Main Library. Grad students are available from Sun. through Thurs. from 5P.M.-9P.M. for drop-in research help.
This is your library and we are here to help!
What's in this guide?
Introduction to UI Libraries
Here you will find out how to contact a librarian for help and learn useful information about the UI Libraries and different library resources.
Quick Guide to Developing & Searching Your Topic
Use this quick guide to help you learn search strategies and tips on developing a good research topic.
Evaluation and Credibility
This page provides an overview of different source types (popular vs scholarly, primary vs secondary) as well as different types of "fake news". This page also shows you how to critically evaluate sources for credibility.
Here you will learn how to find and locate books using UI Libraries' search tool, InfoHawk+ and other ways you can get the books you need.
Here you will find links to different databases like ProQuest, JSTOR, and Academic Search Elite to find the scholarly articles you need, as well as web and news articles.
Diversity Research Project
Provides resources, including databases and policy web resources to get started on your Diversity Research project.
Here you will find examples of citations in APA, MLA, Chicago and others.