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SPC 1608 (Merceron): Getting Started with Research

This guide is designed to help students with library research as they complete assignments in SPC1608 with Professor Merceron at the Poinciana Campus.



This guide is designed to help students with library research as they complete assignments

in SPC 1608 with Professor Merceron.

Using this Guide

The key to using this guide is to click on the appropriate tab that relates to the step in the research process you are currently working on. Here is a description of each tab:

Worksheets - introduces you to a variety of worksheets that will help you narrow your topic, choose appropriate keywords to search the databases, create a research question, and keep track of your research.

eBooks - helps you search for eBooks related to your topic. Some eBooks like subject encyclopedias help you to narrow your topic as well.

Databases - helps you find articles related to your topic. There are a variety of databases, some are general and cover many topics and others are subject-specific and cover only certain topics.

Source Evaluation - provides information on how to evaluate the sources you find for their credibility and reliability.

Citation Overview - provides information on the proper citing of the sources you find in MLA and APA format.


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