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Research & Documentation

Always remember to consult the Dean’s Guide to the Documentation of Academic Work (DAW) when engaging in research as well as documenting sources and other forms of assistance. The DAW is available on the USMA Internal Share Point website. Here, too, are a few additional sources to keep in mind:

Your first stop for research help, after your instructor, should be the Jefferson Library. Not only does Jefferson Library have innumerable print and electronic resources for you to consult, it also has a number of expert reference librarians who can help you out sift through these resources and locate the ones most relevant to your own writing project. Moreover, the library also has some great tips on:

Choosing a Research Topic

• Evaluating Sources

 Locating Items in the Library


This website collects tips on finding and appropriately documenting sources for college work in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. It’s accessible and easy to navigate, and as such makes an excellent companion to the Little, Brown Handbook purchased by all first-year students at USMA.