Scholarly vs. Popular vs. Trade Publications
Learn the differences between the three most common types of articles you'll find while searching in library databases. This short video was created by librarians at East Carolina University's Joyner Library.
This detailed tutorial, created by librarians at University of North Carolina--Charlotte, address how to recognize and avoid plagiarism. Interactive features allow students to test their understanding of key concepts. Though the tutorial refers to some features specific to the UNC-Charlotte Library website, the basic information about plagiarism is valuable to students at any institution.
For a presentation of any length is important to clearly state your goal.
As you compile the research for your presentation you should answer these two questions. Get rid of any information that does not answer these questions.
Just like any great paper a great presentation has a great structure. There are many different presentation structures you can follow guidelinescan, or create your own. For example:
This is one storytelling frame
Variations on the theme:
From a blog post from Chris Brogan entitled Make Better Presentations-The Anatomy of a Good Speech
Developing a Research Question
This interactive audio/visual tutorial from Canada's Wilfrid Laurier University discusses how developing a good research question can help refine the focus of an academic paper and lead to the development of a strong thesis. Interactive elements are built in to the tutorial to help assess comprehension of key concepts. The site also includes a link to a downloadable "Research Question Worksheet." Recommended for ENGL 101 and 102 students.
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This tutorial--created by North Carolina State University Libraries and shared via a Creative Commons license--provides a detailed overview of what is meant by "the Literature," different varieties of literature reviews, and the steps involved in completing one. Though the title of the video refers to graduate students, the content is also valuable to undergraduates working on literature reviews.