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Introduction to Library Research (Greater Allegheny)

A useful starting point for doing library research, including tips and links to lots of useful resources.

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This guide will help you to find and use the sources you need to succeed in your first- and second-year research assignments. For help with doing research on a particular topic or in your major, check out our Subject Guides.

Included in this guide are resources for:

  • selecting a topic that is timely and interesting to you
  • finding the sources you need to inform and/or persuade your audience
  • citing your sources and avoiding plagiarism

Please do not hesitate to contact your campus librarian for more help. You can also click on the blue ASK a Librarian tab on the right side of the guide (and on almost every University Libraries webpage) to chat with a Penn State librarian or email a question.

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