Primary vs. Secondary Sources

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Written by: Hui-Yu Hsiung When writing a research paper, you will need to consult a variety of sources of information. For some research papers, you may be required to use primary sources. What are primary sources? Sources of information are often categorized as primary and secondary sources based on their originality. Primary sources refer to… Read more »

Using Subject Terms for Research

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Written By: Emily Cornell At the beginning of your research, you may simply have a subject. You’re writing a paper on Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley or sustainable tourism—but you’re not sure what’s exactly out there in terms of information resources. Besides utilizing keyword searching, executing a subject term search can help you locate all the resources… Read more »

ePortfolio

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Written by: Anima Bajracharya Whether you are a college freshman or a recent graduate, you may be in search of a job. You may be ready for the interview, but you are looking for something to set you apart from other candidates. At that point, ePortfolio can be a great opportunity to showcase yourself in… Read more »

Unlocking DOIs

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Written by: Hui-Yu Hsiung A DOI is like a UPC barcode on a scholarly journal article, appearing as a character string or a website URL. You may have seen one before without knowing what it is used for in academic publishing. According to the DOI Handbook, DOI is an acronym for Digital Object Identifier. It… Read more »

RefWorks

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Written by: Janelle Foster Mastering the art of proper citation is a fundamental skill in scholarly writing. Ensuring your citations are correct can be a time-consuming, tedious, and laborious task. RefWorks can make your [research paper writing] life easier! RefWorks is an online research management tool that allows you to export all your reference citations… Read more »

Is It Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed?

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Written by: Hui-Yu Hsiung For most academic research papers, professors will require you to use scholarly, peer-reviewed articles as resources. What is a scholarly, peer-reviewed article? A scholarly, peer-reviewed article is a type of article that is published in a scholarly journal. It is written in academic language by scholars or experts in a specific… Read more »

UNT Subject & Course Guides 

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Written By: Janelle Foster When faced with an imminent research project, knowing how and where to start your research can be daunting.  Subject librarians at UNT Libraries understand this impediment and have provided a helpful launching point for your studies through subject or course-specific research guides.  These guides are a culmination of targeted and constructive… Read more »

Digitization and The Portal to Texas History: The Texas Fashion Collection’s Page Boy Maternity Collection    

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Written By Raul Gonzalez  The Digital Projects Unit at UNT is responsible for the digitization of materials into UNT digital collections. This includes The Portal to Texas History, Texas Digital Newspaper Program, and UNT Scholarly Works, to name a few. Recently, I have been volunteering in the lab to digitize items from The Page Boy… Read more »
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