Research Bytes

The Instructional Resource Center and the Library’s Reference Team offer several videos, step-by-step guides, and other extended resources. Research Bytes is an ongoing series of short videos designed as refreshers for the research process. We hope that students find them useful when they are not able to speak with one of our librarians directly.

As always, we organize our research help by the Framework for Information Literacy.

Evaluating the Credibility of Sources (Authority is Constructed and Contextual)

  • Who Can You Trust?

  • Just Because It's Published, Doesn't Mean It's True!

Types of Information (Information Creation as Process)

  • Tweeting the Peer Review

Citations and Plagiarism (Information Has Value)

  • Citation Station

  • DOIs

Searching Basics (Research as Inquiry)

  • Creating a Research Plan

  • Topics and Questions and Theses, Oh My!

Scholarship as Conversation

  • Videos forthcoming

    • Planned:

      Joining ResearchGate

      Creating an ORCID

      Selecting journals / Answering requests for submissions

Research Process (Searching as Strategic Exploration)

  • Searching Open Access Databases

  • Searching Google Scholar

  • Searching WorldCat