For an example of and more information on Primary Research methods, read the Purdue Online Writing Lab article, “What Is Primary Research and How Do I Get Started?”
Evaluating Research Resources
One of the most important skills you will gain as a student is evaluating whether or not a source you want to use is a good source.
Off Campus Library Services (OCLS) has designed a helpful web page with information on evaluating Research Resources that starts with tips on how to evaluate web pages.
Further down the page, you can find information on how you can decide if a print source – a book, magazine article, brochure, and so on – is one you think is acceptable to use.
Click on the following links to access other OCLS Research Helps:
Driscoll, D. L., & Stolley, K. (n.d.). Research: Where do I begin? Retrieved from https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/552/01/
The size of the world wide web (the internet). (2017, April 26). Retrieved April 26, 2017, from http://www.worldwidewebsize.com/
Make a Research Appointment with an OCLS Librarian.
Options include In Person (Face to Face), Phone, and Video Call Interviews.
For more information, call Off Campus Library Services at 1-800-521-1848
Avoid Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism by citing and referencing the sources you use.
Indiana Wesleyan University uses APA Style, a set of writing and citation rules developed by the American Psychological Association for all of its academic programs.
The OCLS APA 6e Guide includes helpful information, example citations and references, and step-by-step directions for working with APA format.
is an online learning and paper writing system that will help you create your own APA Style Papers with the correct format. Type information about your paper and sources and Academic Writer automatically formats title pages, References lists, in text citations, margins, etc. When papers are finished, Academic Writer re-creates them as Microsoft Word documents.
APA Paper Template (Microsoft Word document)
APA Style Blog from the American Psychological Association, the inventors of APA format
APA Video Tutorials from the Off Campus Library Services staff
Annotated Bibliography Example from OCLS (PDF document)