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ENG 302: Business Writing: Library & Other Useful Tutorials

Guide to library resources for the ENG 302 Business Writing Program

Basic Library Skills Tutorials

 The tutorials web page links to tutorials on:

  • Finding research topics
  • Evaluating resources
  • Finding articles
  • Using databases
  • Citing sources
  • And more

RefWorks Tutorials

RefWorks is a web-based system to manage your source citations and to automatically create bibliographies and citations in text. Use it to save time and effort on your research projects.

Tutorials for statistics

  1. How Do I Calculate the Inflation Rate?
    Website: http://inflationdata.com/Inflation/Inflation_Articles/CalculateInflation.asp

    Demonstrates how to calculate inflation from the Consumer Price Index (CPI).
  2. Index Numbers
    Website: http://www.pamojaeducation.com/course-companion/economics-eText/tips_cg/page_17.htm

    Explains what index numbers, such as the Consumer Price Index (CPI), are and how to calculate them.
  3. Statistical Terms Used in Research Studies
    Website: http://journalistsresource.org/tip-sheets/research/statistics-for-journalists

    Identifies common statistical terms and their meanings to better understand statistical research results. Also recommends additional places to get more in-depth information on the topic or free online statistics courses and tutorials.
  4. Statistics Tutorial: 7 Common Errors
    Website: http://www.meandeviation.com/tutorials/stats/notes/7errors.html

    Explains common errors in presenting or analyzing the significance of statistics.
  5. What Are the Uses of Index Numbers?
    Website: http://www.yourarticlelibrary.com/economics/what-are-the-uses-of-index-numbers-economics/10945/

    Briefly gives examples of uses for index numbers.
  6. Writing about Statistics
    Web document: http://www.amdev.net/docs/writing_about_stat_1_wp.pdf

    Demonstrates how to analyze and use statistics effectively in a paper.
  7. Writing the Paper: Statistics
    Website: http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/statistics/

    Shows how to accurately read and use statistics to support your argument. Includes an explanation of the three different types of averages: the mean, the median, and the mode.

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