This is a general guide to start you on the research path for your researched paper or assignment. While research is usually a more iterative process, rather than a linear process as outlined here, this guide provides a general path. It is common to move back and forth through some of these steps as you uncover more resources and re-think the topic and the lens through which you are exploring your topic or research question. If you have any suggestions for additions to this guide, or questions, please contact one of us as noted below.
Need help finding articles for a project? Can't find the statistics you need for your report? Do you need the latest books on your topic? Ask a Librarian. Here are some additional ways we can help you:
Help create a research problem statement
Identify related terms and concepts
Develop effective search strategies
Identify appropriate tools and resources to explore the research problem
Efficiently and effectively use research tools
Evaluate potential resources
Define the type of information needed to address the research problem
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