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HRPO 1311: Introduction

This guide is designed to assist students with the process of finding materials for researching a company for the course HRPO 1311.

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Getting Started

The purpose of this LibGuide is to assist students enrolled in HRPO 1311 to locate resource materials for the company they have chosen to research.  Students using this guide should consider it to be a blueprint they can follow in finding books, e-books, articles, and reports related to their company.   This guide will also show how to obtain citations for resource materials, and the associated source citations, from the catalog and the databases. 

For this LibGuide, the company used as an example will be Coca-Cola Company. When searching for information, some companies may have variant spellings. For instance, Walmart can appear as Wal-Mart or as Wal Mart.  

Research

Not all sources are created equal—you have to evaluate them to make sure they are credible.  Librarians are here to help you every step of the way—whether it's in person, over the phone, via e-mail, or in a live chat session.  Whether you need help finding the necessary sources, figuring out databases, or even checking over your paper, there is a librarian for that!

To request an appointment, email Teaching.Learning@ctcd.edu. Possible topics include:

 

  • writing research papers
  • proper citation formats (APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian) 
  • avoiding plagiarism and copyright issues

Research Paper Mentoring

Written your paper, but not sure it's quite right?  Use Research Paper Mentoring (RPM)!  Any CTC student can submit a final draft of a research paper for a CTC class to the librarians for evaluation; it's easy:

1. CREATE: new email using your CTC EagleMail account

2. Send TO: teaching.learning@ctcd.edu

3. Email SUBJECT: RPM

4. ATTACH: Final draft of your research paper (only MS Word is accepted)

5. In body of EagleMail email, provide:

  • Your first and last name
  • CTC ID
  • Description of class/academic endeavor

6. CLICK SEND

NOTE: Once received, you will be notified by reply email the library has received your paper for review. Only final drafts of your paper will be accepted. If your paper is not at an acceptable standard, it will be returned to you for correction and resubmission. Research paper reviews will be processed in the order in which they are received.

Disclaimer: Library staff provides guidance, direction and suggestions in the review of papers. As papers are reviewed by different librarians, there will be variances in the response received. Students or instructors may disagree with review suggestions. All questions about the paper should be directed to the instructor.

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Margaret Handrow
Contact:
254-526-1619/ 254-526-1621

Can't Find What You're Looking For?

Hobby Memorial Library has options available for locating resources you need.

Interlibrary Loans

The ILL department can locate books and journal articles which are not owned in CTC's collection. You can check the Library Catalog for books and hard copy journals or our electronic resources for articles first. For more information on the Library's Interlibrary Loan department, please click the here.

TexShare CARD

The TexShare CARD is another great option for locating resources that are not owned in CTC's collection. The TexShare CARD is a statewide library card that lets you borrow books and other physical materials from more than 500 libraries across the state of Texas! For more information about requesting a TexShare CARD see the library's Circulation desk or you can click here for more information. You can also go to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission's website for additional information about the TexShare CARD program.