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Welcome to the SFC Library Research Hub. Here you'll find a whole range of guides and tutorials that will help you gain the skills to needed for college-level research.

Getting Started

The Research Hub comprises six distinct chapters with a range of video tutorials, worksheets and interactive quizzes. Each chapter highlights the fundamental skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to tackle different stages of the research process.

To get started, simply click on one of the chapters to begin (Once inside, use the left-side menu to navigate between chapters).

Help with choosing a topic, conducting background research and developing an effective search strategy.

Learn how to search the library for books, articles and movies. Also, learn how to use Google more effectively.

What are scholarly publications? How do they differ from popular magazines and newspapers? Find the answers here!

Learn about how to identify primary sources, where to find them and how to use them in your research.

There's so much information online but it's not all reliable. Learn how to evaluate sources and find the best information.

Research papers rely on citations. Learn about the main citation styles and how to avoid plagiarism in your work.