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We try to reply to e-mails within 24 business hours. Questions that require extensive research may take longer, or you may want to consult one of our subject librarians.

Students needing help with research papers will find some useful links on the Topics for Research Papers page.



This is the course guide for selecting and evaluating your resources.  Use this guide to direct your research.  Use the guide tabs above to help you locate reference sources, books, articles and other related information.

By the end of this session you will be able to

  • find information related to your topic
  • evaluate the information you find
  • use information that is appropriate to your topic
  • properly cite your sources
  • know how/where to get research help

Subject Guide

Judy Zebrowski
Madigan Library
LIB 137
570-320-2400 x4115
Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Librarian, Information Literacy Initiatives
Librarian for the School of Business & Hospitality