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Bahram Zartoshty

What's an Annotated Bibliography?

Research Therapy: What's an Annotated Bibliography

This Prezi presentation discussed what an annotated bibliography is and how it is used. Just click through using the arrows at the bottom. 

Developing a Search Strategy

Finding Books and Articles

Finding books → check out the Library Catalog

Finding articles and books → check out OneSearch from the library homepage

Resources for Computer Science

  • Safari Tech Books offers full-text manuals and computer programming e-books 
  • IEEE is a database providing full-text acces to magazine and journal articles, conference proceedings, along with standards in the fields of science and engineering
  • INSPEC Engineering Village is another database providing access to articles in the STEM fields

How to Find Books & Articles with OneSearch

Watch this video to learn how to find books and articles using that big search box in the library's homepage.

Research Therapy: Evaluating Websites

Evaluating Sources with CRAAP

A young girl looking down at a dog with the caption "Is that CRAAP?"

Currency - When was it published?  For websites, when was the last revision? Does your topic require the most current information?

Relevancy - How well does it relate to your topic? Who is the intended audience? Does this satisfy your information need?

Authority - Who is the author? What are the author's credentials or affiliations? Are they qualified to write on this topic?

Accuracy - Where does the information come from? Is the information supported by evidence? Does the author cite their sources?

Purpose - Is the purpose to inform, sell, entertain or persuade the reader? Is the information fact, opinion or propaganda? Can you identify any bias?