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Research Roadmap is an interactive online tutorial for students wanting an introduction to research skills. The tutorial covers the basics, including how to select a topic and develop research questions, select, search for, find, and evaluate information sources. It also covers the ethics of information use, including copyright and fair use, how to avoid plagiarism, and how to cite sources correctly.

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Documented Library Connections to Student Success
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Recognizing and Avoiding Plagiarism
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Information Instruction
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Research/Information Literacy Assignments
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USU Policy 535: Open Access to Scholarly Articles. What it is and what it means for us.
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Copyright Considerations for Institutional Repositories
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