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Tutorials

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Finding Hinckley Library's Website — (4 min.)

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Finding a Book or Other Material on WYLDCAT (library catalog) — (15 min.)

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The library staff wishes to thank Dr. Deborah Spangler Koelling for her enthusiasm and technical expertise in helping us create this tutorial.

Databases 101 — (9 min.)

Learn the basics of searching online databases.
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The library staff wishes to thank Sheridan College library for this tutorial.

Finding a Journal or Periodical Article — (18 min.)

Where do I start? This tutorial will walk you through the steps to find an article in EbscoHost's Academic Search Premier. Please allow browser popups & fully expand browser window.

Scholarly Vs. Popular Articles – What is the Difference? — (10.5 min.)

Does your instructor want you to use scholarly, peer-reviewed, or academic journal articles? Find out what he/she means. Please allow browser popups & fully expand browser window.

What is a Citation – Giving credit where credit is due — (14 min.)

Need to know how to cite your sources for a research paper? Learn why citing your sources is important and what information you need to get started. Please allow browser popups & fully expand browser window.

Go WYLD.net tutorials
Find many database tutorials to learn how to search databases effectively. Provided by GoWYLD.net, Wyoming's portal to knowledge & learning.

Library Guides

Writing & Citation Guides

Agronomy Journal Style Guide

Writing and citation style guide in the Agronomy Journal style.

APA Citing Sources Guide (NWC)

A guide, with examples, of the APA citation style created by librarians and faculty at Northwest College.

APA Format

APA style guide and examples from Purdue University

Chicago Citing Sources Guide (NWC)

A guide, with examples, of the Chicago (Turabian, Rampolla) citation style created by librarians and faculty at Northwest College.

Chicago Manual of Style (Ohio State University)

From Ohio State University, this writing and citation style is also known as Turabian.

Citing Electronic Sources: Primary Sources: Chicago Style

From the Library of Congress, a guide to cite primary electronic resources in the Chicago style.

MLA Citing Sources Guide (NWC)

A guide, with examples, of the MLA citation style created by librarians and faculty at Northwest College.

MLA Format (Purdue University)

A citation and writing guide with examples from Purdue University

Online Resources for Writers

This gateway, maintained by the Amherst Writing Center, provides one-stop shopping:  from creating a thesis to using and documenting sources.  Also see "Warning signs of rushed paper" and other helpful tidbits.

Plagiarism - What is it? (NWC)

A guide, with examples, discussing what constitutes plagiarism and how to avoid it.

ProQuest Research Companion - Where do I start? Tools Login Required

The self-guided modules and interactive videos in this research tool site cover such topics as "Where do I start?" to "How do I avoid plagiarism and find my own voice?" to “What’s the best way to revise?” These useful tools are developesd by writing instructors and librarians.

RefWorks (via Proquest) Login Required

RefWorks is a powerful online research management, writing and collaboration tool designed to help researchers at all levels easily gather, organize, store and share all types of information and to instantly generate citations and bibliographies. Create your own free account & manage your references, citations & more! Your Group code is: RWNWCollege. 

Research and Documentation Online by Diana Hacker

Hacker's citation & writing manual

The Writing Center at the University of Wisconsin - Madison

Basic online guide to writing a variety of papers, grammar, puncuation, etc.

 

Research & Class Guides

Agroecology Class Guide - (M. Humphreys)

A library guide to aid in agroecology research.

Children's Literature Class Guide (K. Walker)

A library guide to aid primarily students in LIBS 2280 Literature for Children. Non-students will find the children's literature resources links and "How to find award-winning books" useful.

English 1010 Class Guide - (G. Castanon)

History 1221 Class Guide -(A. McKinney)

Native American Indian Cultures Class Guide - (G. Smith)

Nursing Research Guide

For nursing students, this guide shows you how to write your paper using evidence-based research and how to find and cite the resources you will need.

SOSC 1000 Social Science Freshman Seminar Guide (S.R. Thulin)

 

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