This Tutorial has been developed
to help Midland College students start doing library research
at the Fasken LRC. It is by no means comprehensive. The Fasken LRC
has many more resources to help students complete class assignments,
research, and compile term papers and reports. Librarians and staff
members at the LRC are available to help students and faculty. Come by
the library or call us with your questions. There are many books
in the collection and multiple electronic resources that will guide
you in your research.
The titles listed below are just a few of the books in the LRC collection
that will help your research. You can find additional books by
searching the following Subjects in our catalog.
Abbott, Andrew. Digital paper: a manual for research and writing with library and Internet materials. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 2014.
Berger, Arthur Asa. The academic writer's toolkit [electronic resource]: a user's manual. Walnut Creek: Left Coast Press, 2008.
Boden, Rebecca. Getting started on research [electronic resource]. Thousand Oaks, Calif., 2005.
Ercegovac, Zorana. Information literacy [electronic resource] : search strategies, tools & resources for high school students and college freshmen. Columbus, Ohio : Linworth Pub., 2008.
Gaines, Ann. Don't steal copyrighted stuff! avoiding plagiarism and illegal Internet downloading Berkeley Heights, N.J. : Enslow Publishers, 2008.
George, Mary. The elements of library research: what every student needs to know. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press, 2008.
Markman, Peter. 10 steps in writing the research paper. New York : Barron's Educational, 2011.
Mann, Thomas. The Oxford guide to library research. New
York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2015.
Shaw, Maura D. Mastering online research: a comprehensive guide to effective and efficient search strategies. Cincinnati, Ohio: Writer's Digest Books, 2007.
Citing & Style manuals There are several books in the LRC collection that will help you with
report writing and ascertaining correct bibliographic format for citing
electronic and printed sources. Some of this information can also
be found online.
Chicago guide to writing about numbers. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago, 2015.
Chicago manual of style. Chicago: Univ.
of Chicago Press, 2010.
Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA handbook for writers of research papers. New York: MLA, 2009.
Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. Washington, D.C., 2010.
Turabian, K. A manual for writers of research papers, theses,
and dissertations. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 2013..
Barnet, Sylvan. A short guide to writing about literature. Boston : Pearson, 2012.
Lee, Jane E. The easy essay handbook: a writing guide for today's
students. Ann Arbor: Univ. of Michigan Press, 2004.
Taylor, G. A Student's writing guide: how to plan and write successful essays.
New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2009.
Online Resources for writers
Citing sources What are Citations? (Univ. Minn.)
To cite an article found in one of the EBSCO databases:
Locate & click :
This will give you the option to view the citation in whichever format has been
required by your instructor: Turabian, MLA, APA, etc.
Besides the ones listed above, you can find several excellent websites
by searching citing
sources in Google or similar Search Engine.
Citing your sources (Univ. Berkeley)