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Research

 Research Assistance

Getting Started

Start your research - on any subject - here!  Reliable background information found in CREDO will give you a better grasp of your topic and make your research more productive.

Citation Help

Use EASYBIB and other citation tools to properly cite your sources in MLA, APA, and other styles.

Quick Answers by Email

Get answers to short, factual questions.

One-on-One Research Assistance

Use this service to request in-depth, personalized help with more complex research projects or assignments,.

Ask a Librarian

Find out all the ways that MSMC librarians can help you find information or conduct research.

Identifying Scholarly Articles

Watch this brief video to learn how to identify and locate scholarly, peer-reviewed articles for your research.

Evaluating Information Sources

Using appropriate, reliable information is critical in college research.  This 10-minute video will help you evaluate and analyze sources.

Avoiding Plagiarism

A detailed explanation of how to identify and avoid plagiarism from Indiana University, Bloomington.

The Research Process

Use this "Introduction to Research" from Cornell University to learn more about starting and conducting a research project.