3 (1) | A (7) | B (6) | C (15) | D (8) | F (3) | G (2) | H (3) | I (6) | J (1) | K (1) | L (4) | M (5) | N (1) | O (1) | P (7) | Q (1) | R (6) | S (12) | T (2) | V (1) | W (1)


To state or write something that someone else has said or written using different words. Paraphrasing is useful when you can say what the author intended to say in fewer or clearer words. You may choose to paraphrase instead of quote an author, but you will still need to cite your source.


One of a pair of marks ( ) that are used around a word, phrase, sentence, number, etc. — usually plural (parentheses). Parenthesis can be used around keywords and search terms when searching databases, library catalogs, and search engines like Google. They are helpful for grouping synonyms or related terms with the Boolean operator OR, but can also be used with other Boolean connector words.

Peer-reviewed article

An article that was closely examined by a panel of reviewers who are experts on that topic. Reviewers look at research methods, significance of a paper’s contribution to the existing literature, and citations. Papers published in peer-reviewed journals are expert-approved, and the most authoritative sources of information for college-level research papers. 


A periodical is a publication like a newspaper, magazine, or journal that gets published on a regular schedule, for example, it may be published on a daily, weekly, monthly, or quarterly basis. 

Pop Shop

A section of University Library on the second floor that holds popular books, magazines, movies, and music.

Primary Source

A primary source is information from an event or person that has no analysis. For example, a person's diary or a photograph of a sporting event are considered primary sources.


1. A publisher is a for-profit company or non-profit organization that publishes and disseminates (shares) an author’s work.

2. Bloggers are considered self-publishers because they put their own work online and share it publically.