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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.

    LRC Staff
    John Deats
    Director LRC
    LRC 122 Phone: 432-685-4726

    Josh Knight
    LRC Secretary
    LRC 124 Phone: 432-685-6704

    Public Services Dept.--Reference, Circulation, Interlibrary Loans.
    Jennifer Harris
    Public Services Librarian
    LRC 120 Phone: 432-685-4559

    Emma King
    Circulation Clerk
    Phone: 432-685-4560

    Linda Hancock
    Weekend Staff
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    Technical Services Dept.--Automation, Acquisitions, Cataloging, Serials.
    Cecilia Miranda
    Automation/Technical Services Librarian
    LRC 233 Phone: 432-685-4557

    Charlotte Sweatt
    Technical Services Clerk
    LRC 233 Phone: 432-685-4703

    Joan Williams
    Periodicals Clerk
    LRC 105 Phone: 432-685-4558

    Melinda Terrier
    Part-time Technical Services Clerk
    LRC 233 Phone: 432-685-6703

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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.

      • Report Writing--Handbooks, manuals, etc.
      • Research--Handbooks, manuals, etc.
      • Academic writing--Handbooks, manuals, etc.
      • Academic libraries--Handbooks, manuals, etc.
      • Information Retrieval
Also, search Subjects for handbooks on research and writing in specific subject areas such as:
      • Criticism--Authorship Exposition (Rhetoric)
      • History--Research--Handbooks, manuals, etc.
      • Psychology--Research--Handbooks, manuals, etc.
      • Sociology--Research--Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Some books/eBooks on research in the LRC Collection

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, 2005.

Shaw, Maura D. Mastering online research: a comprehensive guide to effective and efficient search strategies. Cincinnati, Ohio: Writer's Digest Books, 2007.

Style Manuals & Citing Sources 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..

Help with Essay writing:

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 Guides

Online Resources for writers

       Online guides to citing sources
       Besides the ones listed here, you can find several excellent websites
       by searching  citing sources   in Google or similar Search Engine.

Citing sources(Duke)
Citing your sources (Univ. Berkeley)

Other Tutorials on Library Research These are just a few of the several excellent tutorials available on the web that you can explore:

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