Research Tools
Tools, tutorials, and all sorts of resources to help you successfully navigate the research process!

Video Tutorials, Screencasts, & Tip Sheets

ResearchToolGuy.jpgGale School's Research Tools
Searching for articles in databases may seem easy, but putting all that information together for your report can be a challenge. Gale has created some tools to help you think about your ideas and organize your information so you can create the best report!

DIRT: Digital Research Tools Wiki
This wiki collects information about tools and resources that can help scholars (particularly in the humanities and social sciences) conduct research more efficiently or creatively. Whether you need software to help you manage citations, author a multimedia work, or analyze texts, Digital Research Tools will help you find what you're looking for. We provide a directory of tools organized by research activity, as well as reviews of select tools in which we not only describe the tool's features, but also explore how it might be employed most effectively by researchers.
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Power Search Tips (PDF)

Proquest Tip Sheet

Proquest search videos

What is a Library Database? (6:00)
Learn what sort of information you might find in library databases and understand when to use them appropriately for research.

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Generating Search Terms (5:00)
This tutorial will help you generate effective search terms for internet or database searching.

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Web Search Strategies in Plain English

Plagiarism in Plain English