Beginning Your Research
Research is inquiry. Research is scholarly conversation. Research is exploration. And research is a process. Learning how to find and use credible and accurate information is a skill that you will use over and over in many different classes and is a skill that is valued by employers.
Step 1. Develop Your Topic Developing a good research question can sometimes be the most difficult part of the research process. Watch Developing a Research Topic.
Step 2. Search Strategies What is a search term? Brainstorm for ideas. Watch Generating Search Terms.
Step 3. Find Credible Sources Learn why library research databases are your best choice for college level research. Watch What Is a Library Database?
Step 4. Evaluate Your Sources How can you tell if a source is reliable and appropriate for your assignment? Watch Evaluating Internet Sources.