Library Research Guides & Resources
The research guides below have been organized according to the Six-Step Research Process, a plan that allows you to be methodical in carrying out your search, locating information, and in evaluating and citing your sources. Use the guides below to help you execute your plan.
How to Research: The Research Process (PDF)
Information Cycle (PDF)
Choose a Current or Controversial Topic (PDF)
Online Library Learning Center: Get Background Information
The Writing Center: How to Write a Research Question
How to Search the Catalog (PDF)
Library of Congress Classification System (PDF)
Guide to Remote Access to Databases (PDF)
Periodical Titles in the Library (PDF)
EVC Library Find Articles Page
Evaluating Sources (PDF)
Scholarly vs Popular (PDF)
Tips for Evaluating Sources Checking for signs of bias, assessing an argument, authorship, sponsorship, purpose and audience, currency.
The Good, The Bad & The Ugly Uses some fictitious examples to prove that evaluating a web site requires good critical thinking skills.
ICYouSee: a guide to critical thinking about what you see on the Web.
APA Style (PDF)
MLA Style (PDF)
MLA and APA Citation Style, Cornell University Library
The OWL (Online Writing Lab) at Purdue University Writing help and teaching resourcesNeed more help on citing your sources? See the library's Citation Help page.