Guidelines and examples for citing different types of sources in APA:
Need more help citing those sources?
These databases will help you find articles from magazines, academic journals, and newspapers on a variety of topics.
Before you use a website filled with bad information, go through the Website Evaluation Worksheet. This will help you determine whether or not you can trust a website. BEWARE - a speech built on bad information is a bad speech!
You may encounter a large number of pay walls when you try to access articles from Google Scholar. You can access many of the same scholarly articles from our library databases.
Note: Topics must be approved by your instructor, but here are a few guidelines for helping determine whether a topic is really good for research (meaning: you will find enough credible sources).
To check your topic, do a test search in a database (maybe Academic OneFile):
If you are new to the research game, check some of these sites out:
Need help deciding on a good research topic?
Remember, PTC Libraries is here for you. We have Microsoft Office 2013 for your use. This includes:
The Library now has a color printer/copier/scanner. It costs $0.50/page to print, so plan accordingly. We do have knowledgeable staff if you need help using any of the available technologies.
Have a question? Ask A Librarian.