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Cluster 27: Global Islam

This is the Cluster 27: Global Islam Research Guide. This guide provides helpful tips and resources for exploring Islam as a global religion and cultural tradition.

Beginning Your Research Assignment

Have a research or writing assignment? Check out these links to help you get started! 

  • What is a Research Paper?

    This link leads you to the OWL at Purdue, an excellent website with information on all aspects of writing a paper

  • Getting Started with Research at UCLA.  This link leads you to a collection of instructional videos developed by the Library's Wiring Instruction & Research Education (WI+RE) team for getting started with research at UCLA, developing a research plan, and brainstorming your research questions. 

  • Reading Strategies Playlist. Having some trouble understanding academic writing and reading it efficiently? WI+RE's Reading Strategies Playlist has you covered! Click on this link to view strategies for planning your reading session, paraphrasing, taking relevant notes, and identifying new vocabulary. 

Online Citation Guides

The moment you are asked to cite, take a look at your assignment to see if a specific citation style is indicated. This information must be known before you can properly cite your work. Common citation styles include MLA, APA, and Chicago Manual of Style. Below are links to online guides for using these common citation styles. 

Managing Your Citations with Zotero

Zotero is a free-to-use citation management software that allows you to store, organize, and generate citations and bibliographies. See the tutorial below for getting started with Zotero.