NOTE: The research process can look different based on the topic, information needs, and researcher. Listed below are the main components research can involve, but it may be completed in a different order or contain additional components.
NOTE: ALSO CHECK OUT THE LIBRARY'S WORKSHOPS!
When deciding where to search consider what type of information you are looking for. Where to search varies broadly based on the topic or information need, but here is a general rule of thumb:
Choosing a resource: Depending on what information you are looking for, you may want to look in different places
Choosing a source type: Narrow your search to a specific source type using the options on the left (works in the library search or in a database search)
Open the library website and enter in keywords, a title, author, etc into the search bar. This will search through our catalog and databases.
When does a topic and/or search need to be narrowed?
How do you narrow down a topic?
How do you narrow down a search?
When evaluating a source (article, book, etc), consider the following: