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Library Research Tutorials and Guides

The research process is a set of steps:

  1. Developing a topic or a question or planning how to approach the specific assignment
  2. Locating the best types of resources for the topic by understanding the information cycle
  3. Using specific search strategies for different types of resources
  4. Evaluating different types of resources for validity and authority and appropriateness to the topic
  5. Using resources ethically by citing sources 


Next: Finding & Developing a Topic