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Enjoy games? Stop by the library any time between 12:00 and 2:00 on Wednesday, March 21.  We will have board games set up.

A BETA version of the revamped BUILD IT (Bellevue University Information Literacy Development Interactive Tutorial) is now available for you to preview. Check it out here and read all about the process and the changes you will find to BUILD IT in the feature article of our library newsletter (see below).

The Spring edition of the Library Newsletter, More Than Books, is now available.

Episode 27: The Digital Media 'Ad-pocalypse' of our library podcast is now available on iTunes. Joel and Colin discuss the ongoing online ‘adpocalypse’ and what this means for social media, internet companies, traditional media, and independent content creators.

This month's Online Library Instruction webinars are offered on Tuesday, March 20 at 2:00 pm and Wednesday, March 21 at 1:00 pm. YOu can sign up here.



Welcome to the Bellevue University guide for Learning and Instructional Resources for Full-Time and Adjunct Faculty.  This guide provides a good starting point for general research on this topic.  Resources include electronic books, subscription databases, trainings, and websites.  Each e-book title links directly to the full text of the book.  Database/journal article recommendations link directly to the specific database.  Recommended websites and trainings cover various aspects of the topic.

For best results use Google Chrome. If you need further assistance, please contact the  Bellevue University Library Reference Staff.





BUILD IT is an online guide to the Bellevue University Library and all its resources and services. It  is made up of five self contained modules, each followed by an interactive quiz. Go through BUILD IT from beginning to end or start at the Site Map using just the pages you need. Click on the link above or on one of the modules below, or look for BUILD IT in the left menu of the library homepage under Tutorials.

Module One: Getting to Know the Bellevue University Library
An overview of library resources and services and introduction to the library homepage.

Module Two: Planning Your Project
The steps involved in planning your research paper: Includes focusing your topic, outlining, identifying keywords, Boolean searching, and more.

Module Three: Locating Information
Finding and evaluating information, including books, ebooks, articles, and websites. Includes sample and interactive database searches.

Module Four: Citing Your Sources
Covers the basics of plagiarism, citation, and copyright.

Module Five: Putting it all together
How to organize your research into a formal paper, includes notetaking, revising, and formatting.

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OWL -Online Writing Lab Purdue University

Purdue OWL offers over 200 free resources related to writing.

General Writing 
Covers the writing process for general,academic, and assignment writing, and includes writing mechanics, punctuation, and grammar.

Research and Citation
The basics of conducting research. The most popular features of the Purdue OWL are the style guides for APA, MLA, and Chicago.

Teacher and Tutor Resources
Though geared toward the teaching of writing, there are many useful handouts for students, including those addressing plagiarism.

Subject Specific Writing
This area provides resources on technical writing, writing in literature, social sciences, and engineering, as well as medical writing, journalistic writing, and creative writing.

Other sections include Job Search Writing and ESL Resources.  Consult the Site Map for a complete look at OWL