Getting Started in the Library
This library guide points you in the direction of some basic library resources for completing library assignments and writing research papers in this course. Many of these resources are available from the library's homepage at http://library.ipfw.edu/, so you may want to bookmark both the homepage and this guide.
Gaining an Overview
To develop and refine your search, it often helps to consult a specialized dictionary, encyclopedia, handbook, textbook, guide, or bibliography. These tools are designed to offer an overview of your topic or research problem written by an expert. They may provide an historical perspective, a chronology of events, definitions of terms or concepts, or bibliographic references leading to the literature in a particular field of study. Many useful reference works are now available online. These handy e-reference collections are accessible via Find Resources By... Subject, Title, or Type on the library's homepage.
||The most frequently recommended style guide for education is the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (sometimes referred to as the APA style guide). APA's Web site presents examples of Frequently asked questions about APA Style.|