International Baccalaureate Program

This guide is designed to assist students who are in the International Baccalaureate program.

Need Help?

Please let the librarian helping you know you are an IB Student. If you are using email, please put IB student in the subject line of the email.

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Reference Desks

Undergraduate (UGL): 313-577-8852
Purdy/Kresge: 313-577-6423
Arthur Neef Law: 313-577-6180
Shiffman Medical: 313-577-1094

Scholarly Journals and Peer Review

This short video explains the process called "peer review", which is how articles are selected for publication in scholarly journals.

Evaluating Sources

Evaluating sources is an important step in the research process.  You may come across information in many different formats, written by many different people.  But how do you know if what you find is valid, useful, or accurate?  Use this guide from Purdue University for help with evaluating sources.

Writing Resources

Why we cite?

Citation Help

You can use library and university quick guides to help with citing in MLA or APA style.

Using Zotero to Manage Your Research and Create Citations

Zotero is a free citation manager that allows you to collect citation information directly from your sources online, organize them into a personal database, and then create properly formatted citations to insert into your research papers and projects. You can also take notes, save the article PDFs and webpage screenshots, and more.

Use the link below to learn more about how to get started with Zotero.