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Resources

You have access to many other research and information literacy resources here at the University at Albany:

  • Take an information literacy course. These courses will help you to locate and evaluate information effectively -skills which will help you not only with your studies, but also in the workplace. For more information, check the General Education Lookup Search (http://www.albany.edu/gened/search/search.shtml) which lists courses that meet the General Education Information Literacy Requirement. The University Libraries offer two such courses, one targeted towards the sciences. More information (http://library.albany.edu/usered/unl205/index.html) is available on both courses.

  • Check out helpful tip sheets and other tutorials (http://library.albany.edu/usered/). The University Libraries provide a wide array of guides and other instruction to answer your research-related questions. These include help on the research process, citation tip sheets, explanations of types of resources, information on how to locate a wide range of materials and how to evaluate them effectively, and much more.

  • The University Libraries homepage (http://library.albany.edu/) will provide you with access to all sorts of resources for doing research, including the online catalog and a wide variety of research databases. You will find links to contact librarians and to ask for help, and a great deal more. Take a look!

Additional Resources

Plagiarism and How to Avoid it
http://ec.hku.hk/plagiarism/introduction.htm

Online Writing Lab
http://owl.english.purdue.edu

Doing Research, University at Albany Libraries
http://library.albany.edu/usered/research/research.html

Writing Center, University at Albany
http://www.albany.edu/writing/


American Psychological Association. Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. 5th ed. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2001.
Call Number: ReadyRef BF 76.7 P83 2001 (ULIB REF)

Becker, H.S. Writing for Social Scientists: How to Start and Finish Your Thesis, Book or Article. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1986.
Call Number: H 91 B4 1986 (DEWEY, ULIB)

Becker, H.S. Tricks of the Trade: How to Think About Your Research While You're Doing it. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998.
Call Number: H 91 B38 1998 (DEWEY, ULIB)

Booth, W.C.B., G. Colomb and J. Williams. The Craft of Research. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995.
Call Number: Q 180.55 M4 B66 1995 (Reference: DEWEY, ULIB)

Gibaldi, J. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 6th ed. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2003.
Call Number: ReadyRef LB 2369 G53 2003 (ULIB REF)

Turabian, K.L. A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. 6th ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996.
Call Number: LB 2369 T8 1996 (Reference: DEWEY & ULIB)

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