Easy-to-use Online Tools
There are many new online tools being developed every day. Knowing which tool to use when preparing your assignment can definitely help make the process of putting together an assignment easier. This online guide aims to introduce several easy-to-use online tools and some tips you can use when preparing an assignment. The types of tools we are going to cover include:
This guide will introduce and highlight what these tools can do when preparing for your assignment. There are tutorials and resources that you can study further if you find these tools useful. Also, if you come across other tools, do recommend them to us and we can share them here with more students.
Some of the online tools we are going to introduce are from the databases subscribed by the Library. You can browse the databases relevant to your assignment by subject area or by type of resource with the steps below:
Feel free to contact your Faculty Librarian to explore more databases relevant to your assignment.
Once you have identified the books, articles, websites, or other types of information, you will need to make sure your sources are reliable and relevant to your research topic.
You can use the CRAAP test to evaluate your sources - basically ask yourself questions on whether your source is current, relevant, authoritative, and accurate. Watch the video "Evaluate Sources" to learn how the CRAAP test can be used.
CRAAP stands for:
Evaluating Sources from Western University [2:16]