APA / Purdue OWL

The Purdue OWL is a definitive site for all things APA, including how to format an APA paper, References list citations, and in text citation formats.  Bookmark the site as part of your online APA research toolkit. 

Basic APA Citation & Reference Tutorial

This video explains APA style, the difference between in-text citations and the Reference list, as well as direct quotes, summaries, and paraphrases.

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MLA / Purdue OWL

The Purdue OWL provides extensive information regarding formatting and managing papers in MLA style. 

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Establishing Your Research Question(s) & Using Search Terms

This handy guide will assist you in considering what it is you really want to know about a topic--and how to find research about it.  In addition, this resource provides handy advice regarding how to use your research questions to narrow your focus into a manageable thesis for a research essay.

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Why Research Matters in College  & Beyond

Your Terre Haute Ivy Tech campus librarian is available for any

questions you have about Library services. Click here to get started!

Research Video Tutorials 
Library Databases
& Why You Need Them


  As a college student, you will be expected

  to use specific sources from library

  databases instead of the Internet. 

  This video explains what databases are

  and how they benefit your research goals.

Quick Tips & Shortcuts
for Database Searching


Try this handy reference guide with screen

shots regarding how to effectively search

library databases using advanced searches,

Boolean strings, and the power of keywords.

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