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IT 497 - Introduction to Research Methodology

What's in this guide

This guide is a collection of links to a great many resources  of potential use to you in this course.  These links are brought together to help you make efficient use of your valuable time generating your ideas, organizing your evidence, and effectively communicating your ideas and the evidence for and against the idea.

  • Home: On this page will find information on the structure of the guide and where to find various kinds of information within this guide.
  • Databases and Textbook: On this page you will find links to databases that will be useful in conducting your research for this class as well as a link to the course textbook.
  • Citing Sources: On this page you will find resources to help you properly format and cite your work within the parameters of several styles as well as connecting you with computer programs that can help you track and record items of interest in your research.
  • Mind Mapping: A page that will help you explore and organize your thoughts on your research topic through a technique called mind mapping or concept mapping.

If you are having difficulties accessing resources you can contact the Subject Librarian (information in the box to the right), the Milner Library Reference Desk (in the box to the right and down, and there is a library of Help Videos that can help you as well.

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Here are some tips to help you access materials from home.

  1. Start at Milner Library's home page or any research guide.
  2. Consult the Research, Subject, and Course Guides to find recommended resources and research help.
  3. Use the Chat or Email function to access our virtual reference desk.
  4. Contact your Subject Librarian for help.

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