Here you will find a step-by-step guide to the research process and links to library resources that are likely to be useful for you. Which resources you use will depend on your topic and your field of study, so if you aren't sure where to search or what to use, ask a Librarian!
What we think research and writing are like:
What research and writing are actually like:
There are 6 steps to getting started with your research
To begin, go to the Starting Your Research guide and work through steps 1-4.
You need to locate reliable background information in order to
Here are a few great places to find background information:
Don't forget, research is an iterative process. You'll likely have to continue refining your topic, your search terms, and your resources throughout your project.
When you are ready for Step 6: Searching for Scholarly Sources, Click Locating Sources on the left menu to begin!