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College writing and research projects can cause you stress, especially if you’re unsure about your professors’ expectations or about how to turn your ideas into a well-researched paper. Here’s the help you need. Choosing & Using Sources presents a process for academic research and...

Presenting a well-structured, well-reasoned argument is an important part of critical thinking and scholarly communication. Making an Argument explores academic argument, focusing on elements and structure as well as providing sample phrases to use when making an argument. Synthesis, or...

Fair Use is an important exception included in U.S. copyright law that allows the use of copyrighted materials without permission from the copyright owner under certain circumstances. This tutorial will help you understand your fair use rights and when it’s appropriate to make use of other...

The purpose of copyright is to promote the public good by encouraging the creation of new works. While digital technology has made some aspects of copyright more confusing, knowing the basics can help you use material legally and protect your own creative works. This interactive book includes...

The World Wide Web is a rich source of knowledge, but it can also be used to spread inaccurate or deceptive information. How do you choose which sources to trust? Evaluating Websites lays a foundation for critical thinking by introducing six factors to help you determine the quality,...

In an information-rich world, searching online and library resources can be overwhelming due to the large number of results returned. Learn search fundamentals to make your web and library searches more efficient. Searching 101 introduces basic skills, from identifying main concepts to selecting...

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