Finding books and ebooks is easy using the UDM Libraries' catalog. In this unit we look at how to search the catalog from the Libraries' home page, and how to read a book's entry in the catalog.
Is the article you've found popular or scholarly? Is the website you want to reference biased? An important part of doing quality research is learning to recognize the quality of your sources. In this section you'll learn more about the difference between popular and scholarly articles, and how to tell whether a web site is reliable. We also look at how to identify an article from a citation, and how to recognize the parts of a scholarly article.
In this unit, we take a close look at the UDM Libraries' databases. You'll learn how to access the databases, the differences and similarities between databases, and look at how to do an efficient database search.
Now that you've got your resources together, let's take a moment to review why it's important to cite your sources when you incorporate others' ideas into your work, how copyright factors into your work, and what the TEACH Act tells us we can and cannot do with online course content. While you're thinking about citing your sources, have a look at our walkthough of RefWorks, a powerful tool that makes citing your sources easy.