Guide to the research process - Tutorial

This tutorial serves as a simple guide to the research process - offering instructions and suggestions on how to best identify, access, evaluate, and document information sources.

This tutorial serves as a simple guide to the research process - offering instructions and suggestions on how to best identify, access, evaluate, and document information sources. By connecting you to relevant information through the library portal the tutorial is designed to introduce you to the resources available from the CWI Library.

Chapters 1 - 6 are meant to help you to identify and find scientific information; chapters 7 - 13 are designed to help you to evaluate and use such information.

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 1. How do I start with bibliographical research?
 2. Finding background information
 3. What are the characteristics of scientific publications and how do I identify the different types of publications in references?
 4. Where do I find literature on my topic?
 5. How do I find scientific information on the Internet?
 6. Which publications on the Internet are considered scientific?
 7. How can I be informed of new publications in my field, using RSS and Atom feeds?
 8. How do I integrate used literature in my articles or thesis?
9. What is plagiarism?
10. How to write articles?
11. How do I integrate references in my text?
12. Where do I submit my paper?
13. What is an institutional repository?