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Research: Step by Step: Getting Started

Start Your Research

Have a research assignment for your class? Not sure where to start? This guide is designed to walk you through the process step by step.

Step 1: Choose Your Topic - Help creating topic ideas 

Step 2: Develop a Search Strategy - Ways to search for material

Step 3: Find Books - Instructions for finding books from the catalog

Step 4: Find Articles - Instructions for finding articles from our library databases

Step 5: Evaluate your Sources - Help determining if your sources are credible and reliable

Step 6: Cite your Sources - Help citing your sources properly

Additional Resources - Links to additional resources, such as the writing center

Can't find what you need? Ask a librarian for additional help!

All set? Then let's move to Step 1: Choose Your Topic.