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CMP102 - Composition 2 - Sherf

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Course research guides (or libguides) are designed to support specific assignments. These guides will contain information and access to resources that are relevant to your assignment.

You will find

  • Links to databases
  • Tips and strategies for your assignment
  • Information about citations
  • Ways to get help

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The Research Process

Learn the steps of success for a research project! This guide will walk you through the steps of the research process from pre-research to outlining, in-depth research, and writing. 

How to choose a topic
Not sure where to get started? Or even how to choose a topic? This guide will walk you through the ins and outs of choosing a topic for your research including choosing a topic that is the right scope for your project or paper.

How to generate a keyword list
You've chosen your topic, now what? This guide will walk you through generating a keyword list to help you search library databases more effectively.

How to evaluate sources
Unsure how to tell if your resource is credible? This guide will help you determine what questions to ask, and how to begin evaluating your sources.

How to identify, select, and use peer-reviewed sources

What is a peer-reviewed source, and how do you find one? This guide will walk you through the ins and outs of finding and identifying peer-reviewed sources for your research.

Selecting Appropriate Sources

Whether you’re a student, employee, or lifelong learner, using the appropriate sources to support your contributions is essential. With so much information available online, how do you navigate the digital landscape to locate the most relevant and reliable information?

The Tutoring Center can help you outline your topic, check your grammar, synthesize your research, and cite your sources.

Whether you are one of the strongest students in class or find yourself challenged with certain subjects, you will benefit from the services the Tutoring Center provides.

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  • Looking for online help? NSCC offers online tutoring from ThinkingStorm. If you are a student at NSCC, this service is free to you.

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