Resources for CFANS transfer students!

Search the Libraries for books, journals, articles, media and more.

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Then try any of the following:

Tutorial: Choosing a research paper topic

After completing this tutorial, you will be able to:
  • Find ideas and language on a topic using online tools and techniques
  • Use techniques like mind mapping, the 5W’s, and freeform writing to narrow a large topic

Tutorial: Creating an effective search strategy

After completing this tutorial, you will be able to:
  • Use meaningful keywords to find the best sources
  • Apply search strategies like AND and OR to connect keywords

Tutorial: Database search tips

Improve your searches! This guide will help you be able to:
  • Apply search modifiers AND, OR, and NOT to your database searches
  • Recognize phrase searching and other advanced search techniques

Tutorial: How to read and comprehend scientific research articles

After completing this tutorial, you will be able to:
  • Read scientific research articles
  • Find the main points of articles
  • Engage with articles by taking effective notes

Citation managers

  Zotero Mendeley EndNote X9 EndNote Basic
Cost Free Free Price options Free
Styles Many citation styles Many citation styles Many citation styles Fewer citation styles
Plug-ins Microsoft Word Microsoft Word Microsoft Word Microsoft Word
Access Desktop/Web Desktop/Web Desktop/Web Web
Storage 300MB free 2GB free Unlimited 2GB free
PDF reader no yes yes no
Editor integration Word, Google Docs Word Word Word
Sharing Unlimited Limited Unlimited Limited
Support Zotero support Mendeley support EndNote X9 support EndNote Basic support

Tutorial: What is a citation manager and when to use one

After completing this tutorial, you will be able to:
  • Identify the features of citation managers
  • Recognize when citation managers are important to use

Tutorial: Academic Integrity: The scholarly conversation

Understanding how scholarly conversations occur is important for participating in scholarship. Join the conversation!

Wellness resources

There are resources all over campus to support you as you navigate student life:

  • Student Counseling Services: They promote student success by helping you with: mental health and life concerns, learning and academic skills challenges, career uncertainty, faculty/staff to student communication, and more!
  • Boynton Mental Health Clinic: They support mental health through counseling services, medication management, and crisis care.  
  • Learn to Live: This platform offers therapy in five targeted areas: Social Anxiety, Depression Program, our Insomnia, Substance Use, and Stress, Anxiety and Worry.
  • Nutritious U Food Pantry: They provides fresh and healthy food to students that struggle to get enough to eat. Any student can visit the food pantry, no proof of need is needed.
  • Virtual Care Resources:  Virtual care options for physical and mental health during this difficult time. 
  • RecWell: You still have access to the facilities and classes. Studies show that working out can reduce stress and improve your mental health. Physical health is very important! 
  • Pet Away Worry and Stress: Hang out virtually with some of our furry and feathered friends, offered weekly this semester!
  • Take lots of stretch, snack, movement breaks 
  • Reach out to TAs, Instructors, peers, loved ones!
Last Updated: Oct 29, 2020 3:32 PM