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One of the most common reasons given by students who plagiarize is that they do not fully understand what plagiarism is. This interactive tutorial defines plagiarism using a short video, followed by exercises to practice specific, real life situations that a student may encounter.
This is step-by-step tutorial to teaches students to brainstorm keywords, choose, and search an article database.
This guide teaches students how to use Google Scholar to connect to library resources.
This guide explains the purpose of background information in academic research and shows students how to find background information on their topic.
This guide explains the difference between literary criticism and book reviews and lists sources for finding them.
This is a step-by-step tutorial to finding books in the UT Libraries.
This guide shows students how to find government information at the federal, state, and local level. It also recommends sources for information on other nations.
This guide lists useful sources for finding images.
This guide lists useful sources for news and statistics about UT, Austin, and Texas.
This guide lists sources for finding law articles, cases, opinions, code and law.
This guide lists sources for finding current and historical newspaper articles.
This guide shows how to find opinion and editorial articles in print and online. It provides a list of publications with opposing viewpoints and shows how to find political cartoons.
This guide defines a primary source and lists places to find a wide variety of primary sources.
This guide lists source for finding campus, state and national statistics.
This guide explains what Ebooks are and shows how to find and read Ebooks.
This guide presents tips and tricks for following conversations between authors in the popular and scholarly literature and to find reactions to articles and blog posts.
This interactive tool guides students through the process of creating an effective keyword search for their research topic using the model described below and then allows students to email the results to themselves and their instructor. Students can also launch the search in the Library Catalog, Academic Search Complete, or JSTOR.
This interactive guide helps students evaluate resources by using criteria including scholarly versus popular, primary versus secondary, expertise, bias, currency and accuracy.
Use this guide to help students dissect and read scholarly and peer-reviewed articles. The guide is organized into sections that asks students to understand and think critically about the information needed to create a citation, the organization of a journal article, and the article's main ideas.
This tutorial, created by the Purdue University Libraries, teaches students how to read a scientific paper and explains the anatomy of a scholarly research paper. A Blackboard test package is available as an assessment tool for this tutorial.
This tool prompts students to enter citation information depending on the type of resource they have to cite. NoodleTools generates an MLA Works Cited list, an APA References list, or a Chicago/Turabian Bibliography that complies with the rules of the current handbooks and manuals for each citation style. Students may also use it to take notes connected to their citations and share bibliographies.
This guide helps students differentiate between popular, scholarly and trade publications.
Give students this guide to explain the differences between primary and secondary sources and why and when you would use either in research.
This tutorial is designed to help students research women's human rights using the archives at the University of Texas at Austin and take them step-by-step through the process of selecting an archive, preparing for research before diving into the collection, using an archive, evaluating the archival material, and thinking critically about the material's creation.This tutorial was created specifically to support the Signature Courses on women, gender, and human rights supported by the Embrey Women’s Human Rights Initiative.
This tutorial teaches students the elements of a citation, the first step to be able to cite appropriately. It also teaches them to find an article from a citation.