Research Help

Below you will find resources that will help you research various topics for projects. From evaluating information to databases.

Evaluating Sources

The CRAAP Test

 

Plagiarism

What is Plagiarism?

A great resource for you to use for all phases of your research and writing process.

Citation Help

A place to start if you are going to create a paper and need to cite your work in APA style. Presented by the American Psychological Association.

If you are trying to format your APA style annotated bibliography this is a nice example of what to look for.

If you are trying to format your APA style annotated bibliography this is a nice example of what to look for.

 

Databases

These are great places to start your research and are generally accepted as reputable sources of information.

A medical focused database with 187 journals to search. Can be a good resource for SCIENCE and PSYCHOLOGY. Full text access.

Open Access journal search. The Directory of Open Access Journals has a wide range of subjects. Can be used in SOCIAL STUDIES, ENGLISH, ART, and SCIENCE.

A good place to start general research if you want some factual answers to guide your initial questions. Infoplease searches an almanac, timelines, dictionary and thesaurus.

A wide range of topics can be accessed with this database. You will need to use your skills to determine the reliability of the sources you find, but generally they are reputable.

A large collection of publications, images and video. Basic and advanced search features exist.

 

Subject Specific Research Sources

These subject specific sites have great resources that can aid in your research projects. Although the sources should be credible, it is still important to evaluate any source you are using.

Socials

A peer reviewed journal database "including anthropology, criminology, economics, education, geography, history, law, linguistics, political science, psychology, social policy, social work, sociology and so on"

"DOAJ is a community-curated list of open access journals and aims to be the starting point for all information searches for quality, peer reviewed open access material."

This collection contains "peer-reviewed, original research and review articles in an open access format [that[ span the full extent of the social and behavioral sciences and the humanities.

Science

A medical focused database with 187 journals to search. Can be a good resource for SCIENCE and PSYCHOLOGY. Full text access.

A peer-reviewed journal database consisting of 348 open-source science journals that provide access to the full source text.

An Open Source database that includes full text articles as well as some book chapters. Some sources only provide abstracts with full access upon registration.