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Report Writing
The following guide provides Web site links, a list of selected books, and access to online periodical articles about this subject. The Web site links have been researched, evaluated, and annotated by Rio Hondo College Librarians. The Librarians have specifically selected these Web sites to meet the research needs of Rio Hondo College students

go to   Web Site Links        Online Databases (RHC Students only)        Books        Library Catalog        Articles        Text-only version for printing

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CSU Information Competence Tutorial Modules

Nine modules cover all aspects of the research process -- from defining topics to evaluating sources.

Evaluating Web Sites

Evaluation principles that can be used on all of your sources.

Information Skills Modules

Self-paced modules from Virginia Tech that guide you through the six steps of information research.

Library Research Guide : Seven Steps to Effective Library Research

From Santa Monica College.  Click on "How to Identify and Develop Your Topic."

Project Rio Hondo : E-Learning Library Tutorials

Interactive tutorials for ProQuest and ARTstor, created for students by the Rio Hondo College Librarians.  Coming soon, tutorials for SIRS, Issues & Controversies, and Gale Virtual Reference Library.

Purdue University's Online Writing Lab -- The OWL

One of the first and still recommended, sites for students on the Web for all aspects of writing papers and projects.

Recommended Search Strategy : Analyze Your Topic & Search with Peripheral Vision

Part of "Finding Information on the Internet : A Tutorial" prepared by the librarians at the Teaching Library of UC Berkeley.

Reference & Research -- Databases vs. Web Sites (Hennepin County Library)

What is a library database?  How is a library database different from a Web site?  Also presents questions to ask about ANY information.

The Research Paper : Ten Steps To Researching It Right

A helpful, twenty-page research handbook developed for students by the Rio Hondo College Librarians.

Rio Hondo College Library Site Index -- Reference Help

Look under "Research Help."

Student Resources from the Writing Center

The Temple University Writing Center has links to Arguments, Thesis Statements and the Writing Process, [et al.].
Highly recommended! *****


Texas Information Literacy Tutorial, has been licensed for use by libraries all over the world.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library
Contains the full text to Gale Reference print volumes.  Search throughout all volumes, or choose a specific reference work.  Titles on humanities, social sciences, as well as government, law, and science, provide overviews for topics for class papers and reports.

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The following books can be located in the Rio Hondo College Library.

Reference Books

Form and style : research papers, reports, theses
Call number: Ref LB2369.C3 2003

IssueWeb : a guide and sourcebook for researching controversial issues on the Web
Call number: Ref ZA4228.D53 2004

MLA handbook for writers of research papers
Call number: Ref LB2369.G53 2003

Publication manual of the American Psychological Association
Call number: Ref BF76.7.P83 2001

Writing research papers : a guide to the process
Call number: Ref LB1047.3.W44 2005

Suggested Subject Headings
For additional titles on this topic at Rio Hondo, click on the following Library of Congress subject headings:

Bibliography--Methodology--Handbooks, manuals, etc.

Information retrieval--Handbooks, manuals, etc.

Library research--Handbooks, manuals, etc.

Report writing--Study and teaching (Higher)

Report writing--Handbooks, manuals, etc.

Research--Handbooks, manuals, etc.

Library Catalog     top
Use the box below to search for additional resources in Rio Hondo College Library.

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The Rio Hondo College Library provides online access to full-text articles through our online databasesPlease note:  you must be a Rio Hondo College student, faculty, staff or board member to use these services.

The sample searches and articles below are from the ProQuest database.  If you are viewing this subject guide from an on-campus computer, simply click on the links below.   To gain access if you are at home or off-campus, first click here:  Input your student ID number and password [your birthdate].  You will see a list of all the online databases to which you have access.  Click on ProQuest and enter the database.  You may conduct your own searches at this point or come back to this subject guide and click on any of the links below:

(term papers and librar?)
(library research)
(evaluation and librar? and internet)

Researched and evaluated by:
Jan Coe, Librarian 12/2001
last update:  M, Delatte, Librarian 5/2010



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