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Analyzing Your Assignment
This video will show you some strategies on how to decipher even the most bewildering assignment description.
Type: Video September 25, 2019
APA 7th edition for business sources
Here's how you cite your business sources in the latest edition of APA.
Strategies: Research
Type: Document July 8, 2020
Brainstorming ideas
Here are some brainstorming strategies you can use to help generate topic ideas for your research and writing project.
Type: Video September 25, 2019
Choose a Topic
Before you get started on your research & writing project, you probably need to pick something to research and write about. Here's a process that might help you out!
Type: Video September 25, 2019
Research Posters
Check out these three short videos on how to make an effective and engaging research poster.
Type: Video April 21, 2020
Draft an Inquiry Question
Check out this video to help you solidify the central question you're exploring in your paper or project.
Type: Video September 25, 2019
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An interactive video (15:31) that provides strategies and resources for finding primary sources.
Strategies: Research
Type: Video January 25, 2021
Hacherl Mackerel
The Hacherl Mackerel is here to guide you to the resources you need.
Type: Interactive Module December 4, 2020
How to Find a Book
New to Western Libraries? Check out this video to help you find books.
Strategies: Research
Type: Video January 29, 2020
WWU faculty can submit purchase requests in ILLiad-- here's how!
WWU faculty can submit purchase requests in ILLiad-- here's how!
Strategies: Research
Type: Video April 16, 2020
Identify Sub-Questions
Sub-questions are specific questions about your topic that help you answer your main question. Find out how to identify sub-questions so that you can streamline your research.
Type: Video September 25, 2019
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Western Washington University's Heritage Resources instructional video giving an overview of primary sources and how they are used at Western Libraries. (duration 5:26)
Strategies: Research
Type: Video December 4, 2020
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An in-depth look at the Heritage Resources division at Western Libraries. Learn more about the Center for Pacific Northwest Studies, Special Collections, and University Archives & Records Management.(duration 5:55)
Strategies: Research
Type: Video December 4, 2020
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How to find primary sources at Western Libraries. (duration 8:02)
Strategies: Research
Type: Video December 4, 2020
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How to use primary sources at Western Libraries in your research. (duration 3:56)
Strategies: Research
Type: Video December 4, 2020
Research Posters
This slideshow shows you how to create an effective and engaging research poster.
Type: Slides April 20, 2020
Searching Databases at Western Libraries
Learn how to find the research you need from Western Libraries' databases.
Strategies: Research
Type: Video April 17, 2020
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A short (1:45) video on using the EBSCO database.
Strategies: Research
Type: Video January 21, 2021
Strategic Reading
Want to read faster, understand better, and remember more? It sounds too good to be true, but it's not! Learn to get through the toughest texts more efficiently and effectively.
Strategies: Reading, Research
Type: Slides August 10, 2020
Synthesizing Sources
From Reporting to Deep Thinking
Type: Slides September 25, 2019
Test Your Question
Once you've figured out your inquiry question, it's time to test it out to make sure it's going to work for you. This video will show you how to do that.
Type: Video September 25, 2019
Using Google Scholar
Learn how to use Google Scholar to find credible, academic sources for your research and writing projects
Strategies: Research
Type: Video September 25, 2019
Using OneSearch from Western Libraries
Find the research or entertainment you need from Western Libraries' search engine, OneSearch.
Strategies: Research
Type: Video September 25, 2020
Western Libraries Video Tour
Take a look at what Western Libraries can do for you: Circulation, Tutoring Center, Research & Writing Studio, Map Collection, and much more!
Type: Video July 16, 2020
Group Work
Working in a group isn't always easy. Take a look at this series of short videos to gain tips on how to make your group work experience pain-free!
Type: Video February 28, 2020
Finding and Using Sources
This workshop helps you find strategies for focusing your search, using databases, evaluating sources, reading tips for academic texts, and how to start drafting.
Strategies: Reading, Research
Type: Video April 22, 2020
zotero
Learn how to download and use this powerful (and free!) research management system that allows you to easily create citations and reference pages, organize your sources, and collaborate with others.
Strategies: Citation, Research
Type: Video September 25, 2019