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ECON 58H: Researching the Tools for Success in College: Home

What is in this guide?

Learn how to do research

My name is Nancy; I'm your economics librarian. I was an economics major and remember what it was like to research and write my first economics research paper/report. You can always email me or schedule a meeting to talk about anything about research, studying economics, using the library, and more.

This webpage is your starting place for research in ECON 58H.

For help specifically with writing, meet with a writing coach from the UNC Writing Center.

Data Help

Data Analysis

In SAGE Research Methods, you can to learn about quantitative analysis, survey data, regressions, and more. You can practice data analysis, read about quantitative methods in the Little Green Books, and use the Project Planner to stay organized.

Data Visualization (Tableau)

Research & Writing Help

Info about Literature Reviews & Annotated Bibliographies

Check out the Tips & Tools webpage from UNC Writing Center! Short online handouts explain different types of writing, assignments, grammar, and more. Specifically, take a look at:

You can also get one-on-one help from a Writing Center coach. Visit the website and select "Make an Appointment."

The Research Process: Picking a Topic and Brainstorming a Research Question

Developing keywords to find articles

Databases are only as smart as you tell them to be. Learn about keywords and why they're important.

Evaluating Sources for Credibility

Citing Your Sources

Citing Information & Data

Why do we cite? Citations serve three major roles in scholarly work:

  • They allow you to show how your argument is built upon the ideas of others.
  • They allow you to indicate which ideas are taken from others, and from whom those ideas were taken; in other words, to give credit where it's due.
  • They allow the interested reader to follow your argument and confirm its logic by investigating the ideas on which the argument is built, or to further explore those ideas on their own.

Learn about APA citation format: Citing Information Tutorial, APA

Learn How to Cite Data

Use Zotero to manage your citations

Video tutorials for learning to use Zotero

Step-by-step guide to using Zotero

Learn about Zotero & link to download

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