You already know how to search... but research requires skills that don't involve searching at all. This short guide will help you get started with research at Cal, along with five simple tips to survive (and thrive) in your research.
APA Formatting & Style Guides (Purdue OWL website)
APA (American Psychological Association) style is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences. This resource, revised according to the 6th edition, second printing of the APA manual, offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page.
APA Style (website)
Writing resources from the American Psychological Association.
Free citation management software to help collect, organize, and share research sources.
When you encounter any kind of source, consider:
See also: Scholarly & Popular Sources
Evaluating Information Worksheet (Google Doc)
Use these questions to help decide whether a source is a good fit for your research project.