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Congratulations! You're now ready to put all the pieces together. Since the Library can help you learn how to find, evaluate and use information effectively and efficiently, make the Oakton Library your first stop in the research process. Our instructional and support services are designed to help you succeed with your research assignments and feel confident about using an academic library. Develop your search skills and practice often!
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Web sites
A+ Research and Writing
tips and strategies from the Internet Public Library
Nuts and Bolts of College Writing
explains the major components of the processes involved in writing for college courses;includes link to style manuals
Online Writing Lab
comprehensive collection of online writing resources and tutorials from Purdue University;e-mail newsletter available
Preparing An Annotated Bibliography
from the Library at Cornell University, includes step-by-step process for creating an annotated bibliography
Using Primary Sources On The Web
primary sources may include letters, manuscripts, diaries, journals, newspapers, speeches, interviews, memoirs, documents produced by government agencies such as Congress or the Office of the President, photographs, audio recordings, moving pictures or video recordings, research data, and objects or artifacts;created by the Instruction and Research Services Committee, History Section of the American Library Association

Books In The Oakton Library
The College Student's Research Companion
Call Number: Z710.Q37 (DP)

For Argument's Sake:A Guide to Writing Effective Arguments

Call Number: PE1431.M39 (DP)

A Guide To Writing Sociology Papers
Call Number: HM585.G78 (DP)

How To Write A Philosophy Paper
Call Number: B52.S84 (DP)

How To Write Term Papers and Reports
Call Number: LB1047.3.B38 (DP)

Information Research
Call Number: Z711.2.L57 (DP)

The Informed Argument:A Multidisciplinary Reader and Guide
Call Number: PE1417.I53 (RHC)

Library Use:Handbook for Psychology
Call Number: BF76.8.R43 (DP)

The Modern Reseacher
Call Number: LB2369.B28 (DP)

Online! A Reference Guide to Using Internet Sources
Call Number: TK5105.875 .I57H364 (DP & RHC)

A Pocket Guide To Writing In History
Call Number: D13.R295 (DP)

The Prentice Hall Guide for College Writers
Call Number: PE1408.R424 (DP)

The Research Paper:A Guide to Library and Internet Research
Call Number: LB2369.R585 (RHC)

Techniques for Student Research:A Comprehensive Guide to Using the Library
Call Number: Z710.L36 (RHC)

10,000 Ideas for Term Papers, Projects, Reports and Speeches
Call Number: REF LB1047.3.L35 (DP)

Upgrade Your English Essay
Call Number: PE1404.M94 (DP)

Using the Internet, Online Services & CD-ROM's for Writing Research and Term Papers
Call Number: LB1047.3.U75 (DP)

Writing From Sources
Call Number: PE1478.S65 (DP)

Writing the Modern Research Paper
Call Number: LB2369.D44 (DP)

Writing the Research Paper:A Handbook
Call Number: LB2369.W55 (DP & RHC)

Additional Resources on Campus
Instructional Media Services
Instructional Media Services (IMS) provides Oakton equipment and media necessary to support the College's curriculum. Video and audio production equipment is available for class-related projects with instructor's approval. Within copyright laws, many audio tapes may be duplicated when subject matter is relevant to the curriculum. Individual viewing of films, videotapes and media based course lessons is available at each campus. Support is also provided for classes in videoconferencing rooms.

Learning Center
The Learning Center provides academic support for students who want to understand how they learn and who want to develop, improve and refine their learning skills. Instructional specialists assist students in making the most of their college experience.
The primary goal of the Learning Center is helping students help themselves.

Develop your information literacy skills with the Library's instructional services. Use the Oakton Library and learn how to find, evaluate and use information effectively and efficiently. Attend a Go Digital research workshop, schedule a consultation, use e-mail reference and take advantage of 24/7.

Discuss your ideas with your instructor or a reference librarian. They can point you in the right direction and help you achieve success with your research assignments.

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