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Help With Research?

For additional assistance, consult the Philip Weltner librarians, either in person or by emailing


Help With Writing?

The Oglethorpe Writing Center offers Oglethorpe students free, one-on-one tutoring sessions.

The Writing Center is located on the 2nd floor of the library. See the website for hours.


Tutorials about Conducting Research

 These video tutorials require sound.

Developing a Good Research Question

  • This four minute tutorial explains the process of developing a research question and thesis statement.

Plagiarism: How to Recognize It and Get It Out of Your Life

  • Few people set out to commit plagiarism, but it happens and holds serious consequences. This ten minute tutorial helps to explain how to avoid plagiarism.

More Research Tutorials

 Some of these video tutorials require sound.

Peer-Review in Five Minutes

  • Wondering why "peer reviewed" articles are more reputable than other types of publications? This tutorial explains the peer review process

Finding Copyright-Free Images on the Internet

  • This tutorial discusses finding images in Flickr and Wikipedia Commons that are copyright-free.

Assessing Online Resources

  • This five minute tutorial discusses how to use the Advanced Search features in web search engines and how to evaluate websites for reliability.

Using Alexa.Com to Evaluate Websites

  • Would you like to know if a certain website is credible? can give you information on websites, such as the registered author, how much traffic it receives, and other information.

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