The Learning Commons offers workshops for specific courses each semester. Workshops are a great way to learn some quick tips and tricks for researching for a specific course. View the workshop schedule to see what is currently offered.
The Franklin Library team has created a number of research guides that you may find helpful. Below is a brief list of research guides that you may find helpful as you complete your MPA courses and assignments. A complete list of the library's resource guides can be found by clicking on "Research Guides" from the library's main page.
Provides tips on determining what type of article you have (scholarly, trade, etc.). Also provides tips and examples on evaluating the quality and bias of any given article, as well as tips on how to read and understand scholarly articles.
Provides information on how to download and use LibKey, a browser plug-in (free through Franklin University). LibKey will highlight articles/resources found when searching on Google Scholar that can be accessed for free through Franklin University.
Pro Tip: LibKey is highly recommended for students who search on Google Scholar.
Provides information on creating and using a RefWorks account (free through Franklin University). RefWorks is an online tool that helps you save and organize articles. RefWorks can also help create bibliographies and APA citations.
Pro Tip: double check any and all citations you create through RefWorks! They're not always 100% correct. Save yourself points and double check!