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Research Help

During the semester, stop by the library’s Reference Desk Mon-Thurs from 1p- 4p.
Off campus? Call Martha Boyd @ 302.736.2535 between 7:30a – 3:30p, Mon- Fri, for in-depth research assistance.

Try Teams! Librarians are available using Teams the same as your professors! Reach out by e-mail and request help. If you haven’t used Teams before, here are the instructions (provided by Wesley IT. Call 302.736.4199 for IT help.):
Access Teams while on a computer.
Setup the Teams app on your mobile device.

Class Visits:
Faculty who are insterested in scheduling a class visit from a librarian (either in-person or using Zoom) should first contact Martha Boyd. Please look over the policy for clasroom instrution before scheduling.

Citation Guides

Does your professor want you to use MLA or APA? What’s the difference anyway? Check your syllabus first(!), then visit these resources for help:

APA Citation Guide created by Paul Page of DelTech. (Or should we say… Page, P. (2020). APA citation style guide. Delaware Technical Community College Libraries. https://www.dtcc.edu/sites/default/files/apacolor.pdf)
Purdue OWL has guides for many citation styles for both your bibliographic (works cited) page and your in-text citiations.

Evaluating Websites & Other Sources

You already know that not everything you find online is true. How do you decide what to believe and what to use for your college writing? Here are some good places to start:

Berkeley Library, University of California – This guide helps with evaluating your sources and explains the difference between scholarly vs. popular sources and primary vs. secondary sources.

Walden University – The guide helps you figure out which websites are most trustworthy and has good advice about news websites.

Kirkwood Community CollegeThis guide explains the ‘CRAAP’ test and has printable check-lists you can use when you do your own research.

Need more help?

The Academic Success Center (ASC) has more resources here: Academic Assistance Links
You can also vist the ASC (in the back of the Parker Library) and sign up for free tutoring in any subject! Just ASC!