– Take clear, accurate notes about where you found specific ideas.
– Write down the complete citation information for each item you use.
– Use quotation marks when directly stating another person’s words.
– Always credit original authors for their information and ideas.
Use the “AVOCADO” criteria developed by University of South Alabama Biomedical Library to evaluate more than just websites; apply it to other resources you may be using. AVOCADO stands for…
If you have any questions about a source be sure to ask a librarian or your professor.
From Journal Articles and Databases , scroll down to the browse databases by subject box to get a full listing of databases in your subject area. Or on the right side, browse by type, if you are looking for a specific type of resource.
Use the database features to your advantage. When in Ebsco databases, use the drop down menu below the search fields to search in multiple databases at once. For example, if you are doing a paper in Psychology, check Academic Search Premier, PsycARTICLES, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection, and PsycINFO to search the four databases at once.