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ACP 101

Researching Basics

ACP 101 Guide Index

I. Home

  • Your Library ID
  • Creating Your Library Accounts
  • ACP 101 Guide Index
  • Organizing Your Research
  • Help
  • Librarian Contact Information

II. Start Your Research

  • Why use library databases?
  • Background Information
  • Scholarly Journal Articles
  • Books
  • Types of Resources
  • Searching

III. Finding Background Information

  • Subject Specific Encyclopedias/Databases
  • Newspapers
  • Blogs
  • Popular Magazines
  • Evaluating Websites
  • Use of Wikipedia

IV. Finding Scholarly Resources

  • Discussion of Scholarly Resources
  • Scholarly Article Databases
  • Open Access Journals on the Web

V. Using Web Resources

  • Google Scholar
  • World Wide Web
  • Use of Wikipedia

VI. Important Considerations

  • Citation
  • Paraphrasing

VII. Avoiding Plagiarism

  • Example

VIII. Assignment

  • Let's Practice What We Have Learned


Class Assignment

We will be using this worksheet for today's lesson. Please download the assignment and save it to the desktop of the computer. You will use your First and Last name for the File name.


Librarian Contact Information

Photo of librarian Barbara Anderson

Barbara Anderson, Ed.D.
Head of Instruction and Learning

Office: 1030 AUD
Phone: 312-341-3647

Email Me




1. Phone:

a. Chicago (Murray-Green): (312) 341-3639/49
b. Chicago (Performing Arts): (312) 341-3651
c. Schaumburg: (847) 619-7980 

2. Email

3. Chat

4. Schedule one-on-one

I-Share and Interlibrary Loan Accounts

Need a Book from  Another Library?

Your I-Share account allows you to request books from other university libraries.

  • You are automatically registered
  • NOTE: You can only request physical books from other universities. You will NOT be able to access their ebooks.
  • IShare Catalog

Need to Request the Full Text of an Article?

Your Interlibrary Loan account allows you to request electronic delivery of journal articles from other university libraries.

Need to Request a book that you cannot find from Roosevelt or I-Share?

Go to WorldCat