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Research Help: Research Tips

Research Guides

The Basics: FAQs

Getting Started: Finding and Evaluating Information

Finding Information

    How to Search for Books
    How to Search for Articles
    How To Find Articles on Your Topic
    Where Do I Find... Guide (aka the Library Directory, a floor-by-floor guide to R.P. Bell Library)
    Using Newspaper Indexes & Microfilm

Evaluating Information

Identifying Scholarly and Non-scholarly Journals

Searching the Internet and Library Databases

Understanding Call Numbers

Books and other materials are organized and shelved by subject.

The following guides describe the classification system used by academic libraries and explain how to read a call number: