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The Research Process

 These web sites provide step-by-step instruction in how to conduct research and write a term paper.


Not finding the answers you need here? Would you like some extra help from a professional or maybe just a peer? Check out this page for some quick ways to contact a librarian for help with research and citation.

Want someone to read over your paper or need more in-depth help on the actual writing? Check out the Student Writing Center.

Need a refresher on how to use EBSCO databases or want to try out the ProQuest Databases' Advanced Search Feature? Click on the links for immediate assistance.

Need some extra space or the use of video equipment? Reserve our Presentation Practice Room on the main floor of Curtin Library. Advance reservations are required. so stop by the Information Desk or call 845-569-3299.


    Bibliography Help

    Here are a few links to help you cite the articles, books, web sites and any other information resources you used in writing your paper. If you need more help, check out the Mount's full list of links here.

    Evaluating Information Resources

    The following web sites describe techniques for evaluating the quality of various information sources.

    Citation Creators

    Too overwhelmed by the idea of creating your own citations from scratch? Here are some links that can help. Just make sure you are entering the right information into the right spots and that the style of citation is up-to-date. New guidelines for APA and MLA citations are published regularly.

    EasyBib citation creation service
    (Note that EasyBIb requires a code to use the enhanced College service--msmcny182. There's a user's guide or you can contact a librarian if you have questions)

    Ask A Librarian

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    Avoiding Plagiarism

    Plagiarism is a very serious offense and can result in a failing grade or, in some cases, even dismissal from the college. Read Mount Saint Mary's Academic Dishonesty Policy for more specific details.

    How are some ways you can avoid plagiarism? Check out these links.


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