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Library Research 101 - Doing Research at a Distance

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Brenda Smith
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Welcome

Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed to visit or use a library to find information? You are not alone; many people have this “library anxiety” and the TRU Library is here to help you. You don’t have to be an expert to use the library, you only have to be willing to learn and to ask for help.

If you prefer to try and answer your own questions, take some time to explore this guide. It is intended to be a general introduction on to how to find and use the resources in the TRU Library.

If you still have questions after going through this guide, please ask us! There are no "dumb" questions -- only unasked ones.

Starting Research

Getting Started on Library Research

The key to successful library research lies in knowing the terminology and devising a "plan of attack."

Finding Books & Videos

Finding Books & Videos

Finding Articles

Finding Articles

Finding Internet Sources

Finding Internet Sources

Evaluating Sources

Evaluating Sources

Requesting Items from the TRU Library

Requesting Items from the TRU Library

Citation & Writing Help

Citation Help

TRU Open Learning Styles

TRU Open Learning (formerly BCOU) designed a set of three academic style guides which rely heavily on and extend or modify some version of MLA or APA style.
NOTE: Only use the guides in this section if specified in your course.

Writing Help

Ask a Question

How to Ask for Help

Please contact Library staff by any of these methods:

AskAway: Real people. Real help.

AskAway
(use chat box at left
for live help,
when available)

facebook

Facebook

By email

Email

By 
appointment

Appointment

By 
telephone

Phone

In person

In person