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TRS 201 Transfer Student Seminar: Home

How to Use the Guide

Databases & Articles > Search Strategies
Links to most frequently used databases available from UMBC; primary vs. secondary sources; identifying scholarly journals + Effective search strategies for finding information in databases and the Internet. Selecting keywords, boolean operators, phrase searching, and truncation

Google Scholar
What is Google Scholar? Tips on search. Plus searching Advanced Google searching.


Guidelines for evaluating, journal articles, websites, and research reports


Step-by-step process for constructing a research paper, conducting a literature review, and an annotated bibliography.

Writing Help/Citing

Centers, programs and guidelines for completing research papers; also guides for citing sources (APA, Chicago, MLA)

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