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Library Lesson: Getting Started with Research

What You Will Learn

 

Image: I need help getting started with my research.

By the end of this lesson you will be able to:

  • Apply a basic process to your library research
  • Identify ways to get help from the librarians

Check audio on your computer or have headphones ready.

Quick Tip!

Current news and events can be a good place to look for a research topic. Watching the world news or reading local newspapers will give you a handle on what's going on and help generate topic ideas!

Visit our Newspapers and Current Events guide to search in our newspaper database.

Click on Databases by Subject > Newspapers and Current Events.

getting started with research

 

Step by Step Approach to Library Research

Watch this short video to learn more about library research.

Quick Tip!

Quick Tip When working on a research topic keep the following in mind:
  • Make sure the topic meets the requirements of the assignment
  • Look at current trends or issues within the subject area you are focusing on
  • Schedule a research appointment with a librarian or contact them using the chat if you need additional help