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How to create a successful research project, search effectively, evaluate websites, identify scholarly journal articles, identify substantive news articles, make a poster using PowerPoint, and more.
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  • Create a Successful Research Project
    . Learn what doing research is really all about. VISUALIZE SOURCES, a Doug Downs film from Bedford/St. Martin's Press. (5:32 minutes)
    . Watch a slideshow outlining each step of the research process. From EasyBib.
    . Watch a zoomy slideshow about a research strategy that works!
  • Search the web more effectively
    . Web search strategies in plain English. Learn how search engines work and how to get the best results. From CommonCraft. (2:51 minutes)
    . Learn how to use AND, OR, and NOT to narrow your search results. (3:03 minutes)
  • Evaluate websites
    . Learn how to spot credible sites. (6:19 minutes)
    . Researching Online for College Students: Five Easy Steps. (5:28 minutes)
  • Identify scholarly journal and substantive news articles
    . Learn the differences between primary and secondary sources. (4:05 minutes)
    . Learn to identify the differences between scholarly journals and popular magazines. From Cornell University Library. (1:45 minutes)
    . Learn how to recognize and find substantive news articles. From Cornell University Library. (1:57 minutes)
  • Make a poster using PowerPoint
    . Determine your poster layout.
    . Learn about adding resources to your poster.
    . Access the QuickStart guide to making an 11x17 poster at NMH.

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