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Sophomore Research: Video Resources

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There are a number of videos on this page that will help you during the research process. They include videos on developing a thesis statement, choosing keywords, in-text citations and avoiding plagiarism.  The other videos will help you use the databases in our WiseOwl collection.   Make sure you are logged into your Google Account if you have a problem watching videos.

How to Develop a Good Research Topic

How To Write an A+ Thesis Statement

From Question to Keywords

You can use this method not only with Databases but also in the Library Catalog and GVRL. Use the Power Search or Advanced Search button on each resource.  Lloyd Sealy Library: John Jay College of Criminal Justice/New York

In-Text Citations (Parenthetical)

Plagiarism : How to Avoid It

Bainbridge State College

Plagiarism: What it is and How to Recognize it and Avoid It (Indiana University Bloomington)

Preventing Plagiarism  (Purdue University)

Searching GVRL Tutorial

How to Use Webpath Express Video

Why Use Library Databases? (Univ. of Michigan)

While the narrator refers to "impressing your instructor" as a reason to use databases, understand that the reason they will be impressed is because you are using reliable, academic sources for academic work. (2:00 min)

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Transitional Words and Phrases

Gale Academic OneFile Tutorial

Click link to view Academic OneFile Tutorial video.

Creating Persistent Links for Ebscohost Journal Articles

Advanced Search for Ebsco Databases