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Below you will find assistance with Frequently Asked Questions, Writing, Researching, Study Skills, and the Internet. Still can't find what you are looking for? Try the Site Map, an A to Z listing of most everything on this site.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What are my database username and password? <click here>

How can I e-mail, chat with, or call the Library? <click here>

Quick tour <click here for a quick tour of the TROY Global Campus Library site>.

TUTORIAL! Troy University Libraries Tutorial. This tutorial serves to familiarize you with your Library resources—both the physical and electronic materials provided by TROY as well as the staff and services available to assist you.

Click here for an extensive list of frequently and not-so-frequently asked questions.

WRITING RESOURCES

Documentation guides (citations and references)

What is documentation? What is a style guide? Answers to these and other questions are provided in the Troy University Libraries Tutorial. See Module 8, Writing, Style and Documentation, and Plagiarism.

Citing the World Wide Web in Style includes sections for

American Psychological Association (APA)PDF
Modern Language Association (MLA)PDF
Turabian and ChicagoPDF

Hanging indents: Using Microsoft Word to format your documentationPDF

APA-style running head and page numbers: Using Microsoft Word to format your paper PDF

Guide to Referencing Mental Measurements Yearbook. (See also the guide to using the MMY, in the Researching Resources section, below.)

American Psychological Association (APA) and Modern Language Association (MLA) handouts from the Troy University Writing Center

Other writing resources

Writing a Plagiarism-Free Research Paper (WORKSHOP) PDF

Writing Assistance Troy University Writing Center and other resources.

A Student Guide to Plagiarism PDF helps students understand what plagiarism is and how they can avoid plagiarizing.

A Faculty Guide to Plagiarism PDF is a guide to how faculty can detect plagiarism and how faculty and administrators can help students avoid plagiarizing.

A Guide to Writing Resources PDF Identifying print and online sources to improve writing, grammar, etc.

Tips and Tricks for Microsoft Word PDFhelping writers to format college papers according to commonly used style. NEW! JULY, 2011.

Using Quotations and Quotation Marks in College Writing PDF A technical guide, targeted at users of Modern Language Association (MLA) and American Psychological Association (APA) style. NEW! JULY, 2011.

Proofreading a College Paper: Guidelines and Checklist PDF

RESEARCHING RESOURCES

Evaluating Journals Some information to help you understand the meaning of the terms peer-reviewed, refereed, scholarly and academic when referring to magazines, journals, etc.

Limit by Journal This tutorial demonstrates how to limit searches within a journal database to selected, multiple journal titles.

Creating an RSS feed for a journal (Send the table of contents to your desktop!).

Search Engines Tutorial Learn more about using Internet search engines.

Using Mental Measurements Yearbook and Tests in Print. (See also the citation guide in the Writing section, above.)

Tutorials for Databases

eBook Collection PDF

Guides to Library resources, arranged by degree/major:

Major/Degree (For your convenience, the following guides are also listed on the Bibliographies page)

Business, Management, Political Science, Public Administration. Library Presentation.

Counseling and Psychology. Library Presentation.PDFAll new, 12, 2011.

Computer Science. Library Presentation.

Criminal Justice

Education. Library Presentation.

General Education. Library Presentation.

History. Library Presentation.

  • Library of Congress classification for History (Supplemental guide for users desiring to search the Library Catalog by call number [as detailed in the presentation, above])

International Relations. Library Presentation.

Interpreter Training Program. Library Presentation.

Nursing. Library Presentation. New for 2010!

Social Science. Library Presentation.

Sport and Fitness Management. Library Presentation.


STUDY SKILLS RESOURCES


INTERNET RESOURCES

The following guides were not written by the Troy Library staff, but are select, outside resources.

 

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