The Library at St. Cloud State University

Research Tips and Tutorials

Explore the SCSU Library
The Information Cycle
Research Conversations
Picking Your Topic IS Research
From Idea to Library
Teach Yourself: Understanding Scholarly Sources
A guide to distinguishing between scholarly journals, popular magazines, and trade journals/magazines. From the North Carolina State University Libraries.
The Peer Review Process
Scholarly vs. Popular Periodicals
Developing Research Questions
How to Use a Database
Related Guides
Primary Sources
Browse online collections and historical newspapers that provide access to primary source materials.

Minnesota History Day
Use library resources for History Day projects. Please note that some of the databases are only accessible within the library.

Mobile Apps for Research
Learn about apps for smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices.

Open Textbooks
Explore free teaching, learning and research materials that can be used and adapted without copyright restrictions.

Understanding Plagiarism and Academic Integrity
Learn about common plagiarism mistakes and how to avoid them.


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