Start Your Research

A guide to the research process, covering how to develop and topic and devise a search plan, locating information, using information, evaluating sources, and citing sources

Using This Guide

This guide will help you learn how to:

  • get started on your research
  • how to distinguish between scholarly and popular articles
  • find the best research resources
  • how to create a good search and find the best information
  • how to critically look at the information you find
  • how to cite your sources

side arrow iconUse the blue tabs on the left to navigate through the different topics available in this guide. When you click on a tab, you will notice that the different sections of the page will appear nested under the tab. You can either click on these to jump to a specific part of the page, or simply scroll down to look at all of the available resources.

The Research Process

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