Conducting Research to Answer a Question

Overview In this lesson, you will learn how to conduct short research process to answer questions. Conducting Research What does it mean to research? When you research, you can think of yourself as an investigator. Your job is to find information that answers a question or supports an idea. Asking […]

Finding Sources – 1

Lesson Overview In this lesson, you will learn:   The differences among library OPACs/catalogs, databases and search engines How they work When to use them   OPAC/Library Catalog: Definition One place you can start is your library’s OPAC. This stands for:     Online   Public   Access   Catalog […]

JSTOR EasyBib Citation Export

Announcing Our EasyBib Citation Export for JSTOR

We’re proud to announce a new integration with JSTOR, one of the most well-known, online libraries of academic journals, books, and primary sources. With over 8,000 subscribing institutions, and close to 2,000 full-text journals found in their database, JSTOR is widely used by researchers, scholars, and students. The new EasyBib citation […]

How to Cite a Database in MLA 8

Databases are structured, electronic collections that may contain full-text articles, abstracts, data, and citations. Databases are wonderful sources to use for research purposes as their content often contains scholarly articles and information that is peer-edited and reviewed. Some popular databases include ProQuest, EbscoHost, Gale, and LexisNexis. These and many other […]

How to Cite Newspaper in MLA 8

Newspapers are daily or weekly publications that contain news; often featuring articles on political events, crime, business, art, entertainment, society, and sports. Some examples of popular newspapers include The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and The Chicago Tribune. Citations include other components, depending on the medium (print […]