About this Guide
Developing a Search Strategy: This page will provide you with some practical tips for choosing and narrowing your research topic.
Literature Reviews: This page will guide you through the important process of conducting a literature review with special attention paid to interdisciplinary lit reviews. Includes specific tips for what to do and what to avoid.
Research Methods: Provides an overview of different approaches to conducting research, organizing information and finding data sets... primarily for the Social Sciences.
Key Journals: Lists many of the key journals that pertain to Interdisciplinary Studies... also includes information about "open access," which is taking on a more important role in scholarly communication.
Find Articles: Lists some of the key interdisciplinary databases as well as a number of key subject-specific databases... not everything available on the main database page is listed here, but these are the highlights.
Find books: An overview of the UCF Library catalog, Inter-Library loan and other resources for finding books.
Statistics: This page links to the Statisits libGuide, which contains a wealth of resources for statistics for nearly every subject area.
News & Newspapers: The News & newspapers LibGuide will provide an overview of all the news resources available both online and at UCF.
Primary Sources: This page links to the Primary Sources LibGuide, which both defines what a promary source is and provides access to numerous resources available both at UCF and elsewhere.
Citation Help: This page links to citations guides for the major styles, including an MLA LibGuide that includes most of the recent updates.
Annotated Bibliographies: Links to the OWL site at purdue University, which provides as excellent overview of how to write an annotated bib.
Evaluating Websites: A very practical guide to evaluating websites.
Research Totorials: Links to streaming online video tutorials and information literacy modules.