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Where Should I Start?
Quick Start Guides are the best place to start your research. We have a Quick Start Guide for all subjects taught at Muskingum.

Library Research Guide will help you think about your topic and give you ideas on how to get started.

Web Reference Tools links to general reference resources that are available for free on the web.

What Type of Information is This?
Using Primary Sources on the Web explains the what a primary source is and discusses ways to find primary resource material on the web. (link to University of Washington)

Distinguishing Between Popular and Scholarly Sources describes the difference between a popular magazine and a scholarly journal. (link to Valencia Community College)

How Do I Cite This Source?
Need help creating a works cited list for your paper? The two most popular styles are MLA (Ready Ref LB2369 .G53 1999) and APA (Ready Ref BF76.7 .P83 2001). You can also get the basics from these web sites:

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