Accessing eResources Remotely

Access to licensed library research materials (eResources) requires a special usernname/password combination.

To learn that username/password combination, login here, or call 318-869-5047.

First Year Experience (FYE)

GETTING STARTED WITH RESEARCH

15 Steps to Good Research
http://www.library.georgetown.edu/tutorials/research-guides/15-steps

Choosing your topic / Planning your research project
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/658/03/

Writing a thesis statement
http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/thesis_statement.shtml

Writer's Cheat Sheet
http://www.centenary.edu/religion/dotto/cheatsheet

Understanding the difference between primary sources and secondary sources
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/instruct/guides/primarysources.html

Distinguishing Scholarly Journals from Other Periodicals
http://olinuris.library.cornell.edu/ref/research/skill20.html

Evaluating Resources
*C.R.A.P. Test
*The Good, the Bad, & The Ugly: Why It's a Good Idea to Evaluate
*Critically Analyzing Information Sources
*The Virtual Chase: Evaluating the Quality of Information on the Internet

MORE RESEARCH ASSISTANCE

Citation Formshttp://www.centenary.edu/library/research/citationforms

Copyright/Fair Usehttp://www.centenary.edu/library/research/copyrightfairuse

Plagiarismhttp://www.centenary.edu/library/research/plagiarism

Research Tutorialshttp://www.centenary.edu/library/research/infofluency

FINDING PRINT MATERIALS IN MAGALE

Making Sense of Library Call Numbers
http://www.centenary.edu/library/reference/strategies/call_numbers

Library of Congress Classification
All books in Magale are shelved using the Library of Congress classification schema.
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/lcco/

Dewey Decimal Classification
All periodicals in Magale are shelved using the Dewey Decimal classification system.
http://www.oclc.org/dewey/resources/summaries/#ten

LIBRARY STAFF TO ASSIST YOU

If you need further assistance, contact a Magale Library staff member http://www.centenary.edu/library/staff.

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