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American Chemical Society Publications

The ACSP Publications website serves the worldwide scientific community by providing high-quality peer-reviewed journals and books, delivered side-by-side on a platform rich with interactive features and functionality.

APA Style Guide
This tutorial is designed for those who have no previous knowledge of APA Style. It shows users how to structure and format their work, recommends ways to reduce bias in language, identifies how to avoid charges of plagiarism, shows how to cite references in text, and provides selected reference examples.

Biography in Context

450,000 biographies on more than 380,000 people from over 1,000 volumes of more than 135 respected reference sources. Search for current or historic figures based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender, as well as by broad subject categories.

Call Numbers (How to read)
Learn how to read a Call Number to locate a book on a shelf in our library.

Chicago -- Turabian citation formats
Using the Chicago Manual of Style guidelines to cite information sources in a research paper, essay or thesis.

Copyright and Fair Use in Education
Overview of guidelines for copyright compliance in educational settings.

Creative Common & Copyright
What is the "Creative Commons" and how may it contribute to artistic and scholarly collaborations?

Direction of Trade Statistics

The Direction of Trade Statistics provides critical data on the value of merchandise exports and imports between each country and all its trading partners. It reports total bilateral and multilateral exports and imports aggregated at national or regional group level.

Don't Google it, ASP it 
An explanation of why use of an authoritative database of scholarly material such as Academic Search Premiere (ASP) is preferable to Google.

EBSCOhost Article Databases
A suite of more than 300 full-text and secondary research databases covering all subject areas, levels of research, and user communities .   EBSCO also offers eBook and eAudioBook services (via NetLibrary) as well as EBSCO Discovery Service.

Fair Use
Learn about copyright and fair use with this engaging music video.

Fair Use of Media
Overview of the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education.  Produced by the Center for Social Media 2009, this code is a step-by-step guide to fair use in an academic setting that enables teachers and students who use popular culture to know when their uses are legal.

Information Research Process
Much university student research is a compilation exercise. The model in this tutorial helps the student to move beyond mere data synthesis to research as problem solving.


Learn several ways to search for articles and other items in the JSTOR archive, including using the Advanced Search form.

L’Année Philolgogique
User guide to this index of scholarly work in fields related to the language, literature, history and culture of ancient Greece and Rome

Lexis-Nexis Academic
Access to full-text news, business, and legal publications, using a variety of flexible search options. One of the most heavily used databases in higher education, LexisNexis Academic is available at over 1,500 libraries serving over 8 million students and faculty. It is a standard element in many research and information literacy programs.

LION: Library Information literacy Online Network

An Online Network devoted to helping you learn all about the world of Information. Whether you are wanting to learn how to do Research, use Google more effectively, understand what is an Authoritative web site, or learn about a myriad of issues related to Information (such as Privacy, Copyright, and Plagiarism); this ever growing network will assist you with your information needs.

MLA Style Formatting
Step-by-step instruction to format a writing assignment in MLA format using MS Word.

Plagiarism: (What is it?)

A few lighthearted examples of what constitutes plagiarism.

Project Muse

User guide for searching full text, subscription access to current content from scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences.

An online research management, writing and collaboration tool designed to help researchers easily gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies.

User guide to search trusted scholarly content in 2,500 journals and 11,000 books

Springer Link Tutorials

Overview of how to use this subscription-based electronic database of reproducible laboratory protocols in the Life and Biomedical Sciences.

Turabian Style  (see Chicago-Turabian above)

Web of Science
Authoritative, multidisciplinary content from over 10,000 of the highest impact journals worldwide, including Open Access journals and 110,000 + conference proceedings.  Current and retrospective content in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities, with coverage available to 1900.

What are Databases and Why Use Them?
Tutorial about the different types of subject databases (e.g. statistical, legal, academic, etc.) and the content (full text versus indexing-only, document types).  The use of boolean searching, field searching, and use of search limits typically associated with the advanced search features of a database is demonstrated.

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