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HLS 594: Research Topics

A research guide to support Research Topics students

World Campus students

World Campus students have access to the same library resources as resident students.  You can request books, use interlibrary loan, and request help with research questions.

I am your "personal" librarian for this course and will do my best to answer any of your questions.  Please feel free to email or phone me at any time. If you need immediate assistance and I am not available please use the "Ask a Librarian" service available from any Libraries' web page. They can help with many common problems. Let them know that you are a WC student and in HLS 594.

How to use this guide

The Libraries has over 700 databases, thousands of ebooks, and tens of thousands of online journals.  This guide is an attempt to distill those resources into a set of core resources. It is not intended to be exhaustive. If you need more assistance please contact me.

The guide is divided up in pages, with each page focusing on a particular type of information that can be used to complete your projects. The guide outlines reputable, high-quality resources. 

  1. ​Evaluating Information has guidelines for thinking critically about information you find.
     
  2. LionSearch and Google Scholar has an overview of using the two "big picture" resources to get started with a topic.
     
  3. Subject Resources has the best databases for digging into articles in your subject area.
     
  4. Citing your sources has resources to help you manage the bibliographies in your papers.
     
  5. Locating Library resources has hints on locating journals and requesting materials from the library.

Related Research Guides

These guides can be used to expand on the resources in your course guide.