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Research Consultation
Related Documents:
How to Find Scholarly Journals
MLA Print Guide
Additional Pages:
Citing Resources


We are here to help you with learning, research, and writing.

Go to the link above to view the research process in more detail.

Step 1 - Choose your topic.
Step 2 -
Find basic information.
Step 3 -
Refine your topic.
Step 4 -
Locate and retrieve materials.
Step 5 -
Evaluate relevancies of materials.
Step 6 -
Take notes.
Step 7 -
Construct your project.

Oppposing Viewpoints 

This website provides a list of topics and links associated with each topic.

What is a scholarly article?
A scholarly or peer reviewed article is one that is written by an expert for scholars or students.

This type of article is reviewed by the author's colleagues who are in the same field of study.

These scholarly articles are found in journals published by a university or an association. 

Such an article often has many references as well as graphs, charts, and statistics.

ASCC Libraries offers access to scholarly journals to support research.

Alabama Virtual Library

Many of the articles are available online in databases or electronic journals.

What is a database?
Databases are collections of electronic articles from various journals. Some databases are general while others focus on a specific subject.

These databases can be searched by keyword, author, or title. Your search may be limited to full text and peer review or to a specific journal.


Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research

VisuwordsTM online graphical dictionary - Look up words to find their meanings and associations with other words and concepts. Produce diagrams reminiscent of a neural net. Learn how words associate.


EvaluatingWebsites  Internet Detective



The Internet Detective will give you some clues to help determine accuracy of information you find on the web.

Use this free Internet tutorial to learn to discern the good, the bad and the ugly for your online research.


What is Plagiarism?                                                                                                                                                                                                               Plagiarism is the process of copying another person's idea or written work and claiming it as original.

How to avoid plagiarism.

The information you get from another source must be cited in your work. Use MLA or APA when citing your sources.  

Use the following links to assist you in citing resources.               



MLA and APA guides are also availbale in the library.



Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary

The American Heritage Dictionary

Roget’s Thesaurus 

Please let us know if you have any writing or research questions.

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