The Library utilizes LibGuides to assemble useful information for courses, popular topics of research, databases, and much more. All may be copied freely for fair use, except those which are marked as having been created elsewhere.
Visit the new Citing Sources guide, your one-stop-shop for citation styles, formatters, and generators, as well as information on annotated bibliographies.
Just looking for the citation handouts?
- Citing References: APA Style (DOC) & APA Style (PDF)
- Citing References: MLA Style (DOC) & MLA Style (PDF)
- Citing References: Turabian Style (DOC) & Turabian Style (PDF)
Reference librarians assemble course guides that provide useful resources geared towards a particular assignment or project. If your class visited the library or a librarian came to your class, there's most likely a course guide to accompany the research session.
If you're conducting research on a topic and are seeking suggestions for information sources, take a look at the guides based on a specific subject. These listings point to both subscription sources and trusted free Internet sites.
NOTE: Not all of the subject guides have been transitioned over to LibGuides. There are still a few pages that are available that will be converted into LibGuides in the near future. To see the listing, check out the Guides to Be Converted page.
How to Find Guides
If you're just getting started with research, you may not know where to begin. The How to Find guides can assist you in understanding the ways in which you can locate sources depending on the type and kind that you need.
Finding Materials in the Library
- How to Find Books
- How to Find Government Documents
- How to Find Journal Articles
- How to Find Reference Books
- How to Read Dewey Decimal Call Numbers
Finding Types of Sources
Finding Materials Outside the Library
Evaluating Sources of Information
- Scholarly Journal v. Popular Magazine Articles
- Evaluating Internet Resources
- Finding Primary Sources for Historical Research
- Finding Secondary Sources for Historical Research
Looking the Meaning of Library Terms?
Catalog & Database Guides
HALCAT, the Library's online catalog, helps you locate materials physically housed in the library, as well as titles available in our online book collections. Most of the Library's online databases are designed to help locate periodical (journal, magazine and newspaper) articles, but some also help find statistics, book chapters, dissertations, curriculum guides and other materials. The librarians have created guides to highlight features of these resources that make research that much easier.
- How to Use the Library Catalog: Part 1: Basic Search and Part 2: Additional Features
- How to Use Universal Borrowing
- Database Guides
Want Something More Interactive?
Check out the growing library of screencasts that demonstrate research concepts and database functionalities in short, easy-to-follow videos.
Still Not Sure What to Do?
For assistance, contact a reference librarian at (262) 472-1032, by email or chat or in person at the Library's Reference Desk.