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HSA Program at Northpointe: More Help

General research topics

Research Overview

  • Research Roadmap This tutorial from Humbolt University Library has sections on many aspects of the research process, including finding a topic, searching for sources, and evaluating sources.  Each segment is followed by a quiz, the results of which can be sent directly to a course's professor.

Search Strategies

  • Search Smarter, Search Faster A 7 minute videos that teaches identifying key terms and synonyms, as well as Boolean searching.             

Evaluating Websites

Scholarly vs. Popular Sources


  • Wikipedia:  Beneath the Surface  Explains how Wikipedia works, highlighting both its strengths and weaknesses.  From NCSU Libraries.