Welcome to the research guide REU. This will help you get started with the research process.
A Library Note
Starting your Research
Here are the steps to starting research. Use the tabs above to find resources and tutorials on this process.
Step 1. Develop Your Topic
Select a Topic | Develop Research Questions
Step 2. Search Strategies
Identify Keywords | Develop Search Strategy | Refine your Topic as needed
Step 3. Finding Reliable and Relevant Sources
Identify Subject Databases | Internet Sources
Step 4. Evaluate Information
Source Evaluation | Primary vs. Secondary Sources |
Types of Periodicals (Scholarly Articles | Trade | Magazine and Newspaper Articles)
Step 5. Comply with Professional & Academic Standards
Plagiarism | Paraphrasing | Citation Styles | Copyright