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Getting Started with Research at Shapiro Library

This guide discusses understanding information sources, formulating a topic and search phrase, where and how to search the library for information, how to evaluate sources, how to cite sources, and more.

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The library has several books and eBooks in our collection which can help answer your questions about effective searching techniques. Check out the books and web resources below for additional information.

Helpful Books from the Library:

To find more books and eBooks on effective searching techniques, please search the Online Library Catalog.

Helpful Web Resources:

These web resources may be helpful if you need help using effective searching techniques. However, be sure to evaluate any sources you use--the Shapiro Library cannot vouch for the accuracy of information provided on external websites.