How to determine whether or not an article is reporting the findings of original scientific research. Lists characteristics of most scientific papers, including easily-recognizable subsections such as "Methodology."
Some students question the need for Library databases, thinking that they can find all the resources they need using a search engine like Google. This handout summarizes 7 good reasons why students need databases too.
Everyone knows how useful Wikipedia can be when beginning a research project, but since anyone can edit the articles, it can be problematic for academic use. This handout outlines both "good" and "bad" academic uses of Wikipedia.