McDermott Library's Information Literacy program provides UT Dallas students, faculty, and staff with assistance in developing library research skills and competent information use as part of lifelong learning. Instruction is offered as personal one-on-one sessions, library tours, or class presentations. Please check our Library Calendar of Events to find upcoming tours, workshops and open to the public lectures.
To register for a workshop or to get more information please contact LoreenHenry, Head of Information Literacy Services, 972-883-2126; or Chris Edwards, Assistant Head of Information Literacy Services, 972-883-2614.
Use the tabs above for important information as you
research, write and prepare your paper. You might also
want to take a look at the "How-To" Subject Guides.
Click on the Home tab and choose from the list.
The following are some additional tips and guides to be aware of:
The ABC's of Evaluating Websites: http://www.utdallas.edu/library/help/ABCs.htmMany sources that are on the World Wide Web are not
always reliable. Sometimes familiar standbys such as
Wikipedia and Google are not always accepted by faculty
as dependable or relevant sources in a Works Cited
bibliography. Use the ABC's criteria to evaluate the
information and resources. Scholarly, Peer-reviewed or Popular: http://libguides.utdallas.edu/content.php?pid=33818
Scholarly, academic and peer-reviewed all mean the
same thing. These will be journal articles written by
academic or real world experts about their field of expertise.
Before these articles are published, they are rigorously
reviewed and edited for accuracy. Popular articles
appear in glossy magazines and newspapers with
lots of photography and advertisement. The authors
do not necessarily have to be experts in the field in which
Writing for student success entails researching,
understanding, evaluating and building upon the work
and words of others. In using borrowed words, ideas
and intellectual property, proper credit must be
given for any material used to further our research.
Plagiarism: Tutorial: http://www.utdallas.edu/library/research-instruction/instruction/plagiarism/
This quick online tutorial developed by McDermott Library
will help you to understand the finer points of citing,
quoting and giving credit.