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Government Information: Research Help

Research Tools

How To Cite Sources
Explains how to cite print and online sources, including database and internet sources, using MLA, APA, and Chicago Manual of Style.

Use ILLiad to request articles and books not available through the WNCLN library network.


These short (1-2 minute) tutorials are designed to help you get started with your research and familiarize you with library services and resources.

Outlines library services centers

Information Sources
Learn what makes a quality information source

Search Strategy
Find relevant information quickly

Finding Materials
Will help you find materials in the library catalog, library databases, and library reserves

Evaluating Information Sources
Learn five steps to evaluate what you have found

Avoiding Plagiarism
Learn the facts to keep yourself out of trouble




Social Sciences Librarian

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Allan Scherlen
Belk Library, Office no. 224
P.O. Box 32026
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608