Organize your sources – try the Research Helper

Syracuse University Library is pleased to announce the availability of the Research Helper guide, a student-designed booklet intended to help users organize and record the strategies and resources they use in conducting a research project. A pdf version of the Research Helper can be found at Print copies are available at any library service desk.

Research Helper simplifies the research process and the creation of bibliographies and works cited pages by offering a convenient, central location to record keywords, names of databases and journals, detailed citations, and other relevant research data. Research Helper also includes advice on how to begin conducting research, suggestions on how to create an effective search strategy, and describes a variety of resources available within the Library.

The back cover of the guide features a list of Library contacts for getting help with research, including text, online, instant message, phone, email, or in person options.

The Research Helper was designed by Allie Jennings ’10 (VPA) as a project for her Communications Design course. Several Syracuse University librarians also assisted in developing the content.

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