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AP Seminar

AP Seminar is an interdisciplinary course that encourages high school students to demonstrate critical thinking, collaboration, and academic research skills on topics of the student's choosing.

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

Scholarly vs. Popular

This short video explains the visual and content differences between a scholarly journal article and a popular magazine article.

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? 

Writing Resources

Why we cite?

Citation Help

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