In this first installment of the Research 101 series, we discuss what research is, and describe the 3 criteria for developing a research topic into a research question: Specificity, Complexity and Answerability.
In this module we will cover the various different tools you can use to find specific types of information and discuss some basic techniques you can use to query a variety of databases, catalogs and repositories.
The Cal Poly Pomona University Library's Introduction to Undergraduate Research.In this tutorial we're going to cover the following topics:
1. We're going to help you recognize the types of information appropriate for college-level research.
2. We're going to show you how the Library can provide you with access to those kinds of resources
3.We're going to walk you through the process of searching our databases for those resources
This brief tutorial will show you how to find books at the Cal Poly Pomona University Library using OneSearch, our library search engine. This tutorial covers searching in OneSearch, refining your search, using the catalog record to find a physical book, and accessing ebooks using OneSearch.
This brief tutorial walks you through the process of searching for articles in OneSearch, the Cal Poly Pomona University Library's search engine. The article goes through refining your results and accessing full text of the articles.
This tutorial goes over the basics of newspaper research, and outlines things to keep in mind when searching newspapers in any database, such as: When did the event occur? Would the paper in question cover that event? And finally, due to editorial slant, how might the paper in question cover that event?