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USC instructors: does your course require students to do research? You can remind your students that the libraries are here to help by including the statement below, in full or in part, in your...Read more
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Citation managers, sometimes called reference managers, are robust software tools designed to help you as an author and researcher collect, sort, and cite your many sources. Each tool is different...Read more
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The term "altmetrics" refers to "alternative metrics" or "article-level metrics." As the internet accelerated dissemination of scholarly work, scholars wanted a way to determine a work's impact...Read more
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Spring semester is a time when many students are preparing for entrance tests for graduate and professional school. The USC Libraries can help you prepare for these tests by providing study guides...Read more
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Whether you want to call it reading for pleasure, leisure reading, or reading for fun, reading is great way to relax over the upcoming semester break. In addition to being an enjoyable pasttime,...Read more
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Primary sources provide direct experience of an event, person, or object. What is considered primary depends on the research question at hand. For example, in history primary sources often include...Read more
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What is Open Access? Open Access (OA) refers to literature which is published "digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions," according to Peter Suber of...Read more
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What is an infographic? Simply put an infographic is "a visual image such as a chart or diagram used to represent information or data in an easily understandable form" - Oxford English Dictionary ...Read more
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Tests and measurements are important tools used by educators, researchers, and practitioners to assess outcomes, but they can be tricky to track down and use in your own research. Many tests are...Read more
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This post marks the start of a new series of library tips. Look to these posts to learn tricks and become a library resource power user. This post is about a tool a lot of you already know and love:...Read more