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Proquest Research Companion Videos

ProQuest Research Companion Videos are available to embed in your Blackboard course.  
Average running time 2 minutes.
Great for beginning researchers or to reinforce concepts.

Learning Modules include:

Find Information

  • Where do I start?
  • How do I choose a topic?
  • Where do I find information?

Evaluate Information

  • How do I evaluate Sources? (broken down by types of sources)
  • What counts as evidence?

Use Information

  • How do I write a thesis statement?
  • How do I organize my argument?
  • How do I avoid plagiarism and find my own voice?
  • What do I look for when I revise?

Video on how to embed in Blackboard

Peer Review in Three Minutes

Evaluating Sources for Credibility & Authority (3 Minutes)

Research 101: Credibility is contextual (3 Minutes)

Picking Your Topic IS Research! (3 Minutes)

Concept Mapping

Scholarly Sources vs Popular Sources from Kimbel Library on Vimeo.

Scholarly vs. Popular Periodicals

Understanding Primary & Secondary Sources

Primary & Secondary

Why can't I just use Google to find articles?

Using the library will allow you to find articles for FREE....and save you from frustration!

Video produced by CSUSB John M. Faub Library