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COLS 2200: Gill


Searching for reliable sources of information can be overwhelming, so this guide is here to help! As you are working on your Comparative Paper assignment, use this guide to help you find the most relevant and appropriate sources.

What's in this Guide:

Get Started: Start with reference sources to get an overall view of your topic.

Find Articles: Search the library's databases for articles to use as sources for your paper.

Search Tips: Learn tips and tricks for searching academic databases.

Evaluate Sources: Learn techniques to help you think critically about sources and evaluate which ones to use in your research.

Cite Sources: Get help on how to cite your sources correctly.

Reference Materials

Why Use Reference Materials?

Reference Sources:

  • Provide background info/brief overviews on a subject
  • Provide key terms, persons, etc. to add to database searches
  • Lead to more useful sources
  • Help you narrow down your topic

Reference Librarian

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Jillian Collier
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