Tutorials and Guides for Research

Search Tips
How to construct a search statement using AND, OR and NOT; using truncation and wildcards in search statements.

Focusing your Topic
Ideas for finding topics on current social issues; refining and broadening topics.

The Tools and Resources Available
When to use the library catalog, electronic databases or the web.

Evaluating Resources
Are the resources you've found appropriate for your research
paper? Here are some criteria to consider, especially if your information comes from the Web.

Scholarly vs. Popular Periodicals
What's the difference?

Scholarly Articles vs. Webpages
Outlines the difference between information that appears on the free Web versus information that goes through traditional scholarly communication channels.

APA Style Guide - Naropa Writing Center

Tibetan Buddhism Pathfinder - guide to web resources