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Selecting, Evaluating and Citing Resources   Tags: information literacy, research  

This resource page includes information that will help you locate and select scholarly resources.
Last Updated: Dec 7, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates
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Google Scholar

Features of Google Scholar

  • Search all scholarly literature from one convenient place
  • Explore related works, citations, authors, and publications
  • Locate the complete document through your library or on the web
  • Keep up with recent developments in any area of research
  • Check who's citing your publications, create a public author profile

Search Tips

1. Logging into your Gmail account will allow you to save settings

2. Click on the drop down arrow beside the search box to do an advanced search (full browsers only)

3. Searching "with the exact phrase" is the same as adding quotes around your search Terms

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Easybib School Edition

Register for an Easybib school account 

Easy as:

1. Go to and click "Register"

2. Enter your name, email address and a password (keep up with this information as you will need it to log in)

3. Click on the "Create a new project" button, name your project, select either MLA 7 or APA, and then click on 'the create project button"

4. Click on the bibliography link under the project title to begin citing sources

5. Citation information may be entered manually, copy and pasted or even imported from Endnote (available with some databases and Google Scholar)

6. But as with any tool there are inconsistencies, so verify that your citation is correct

7. You may edit any citation by clicking on the edit link (make sure to remove the URL if your teacher does not require it)

8. After registering you may access your account from any Internet computer

9. Upon completion your project may be uploaded to Google Docs or opened in Microsoft Office in the appropriate format


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