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RARE/BDSI: Library Resources

Resources for papers

This guide will help you identify scholarly resources for use in your writing assignments.

To write a good paper, it is critical for you to find excellent  informational sources. This takes some time and patience but makes writing a focused, engaging paper much more easy and efficient.


  • Library Tutorials are a starting point to learn how to use library resources
  • Reference Resources use these resources if you need to find the meaning of scientific terms
  • Background Information resources help provide context and understanding of jargon
  • Scholarly Articles identifies some databases you can use to locate articles
  • Review Articles identifies ways to locate this type of journal article
  • Books and Ebooks  provide a way to find background information about your topic
  • Citing and plagiarism gives links to footnoting information and how to avoid plagiarism
  • RefWorks enables you to collect references and use them in writing a paper
  • Poster Sessions Check on the web for resources about creating a good poster session