Research lends credibility to your own thoughts and ideas.
This guide will help you with the steps in the research process.
Each part of the guide reviews a different research skill and explains specific search tools at Eva B. Dykes Library.
"The ability to research--that is, to explore a problem systematically--is a crucial skill."
From: Hult, C. A. (2003). The new century handbook. Toronto: Longman. p. 158.
The first step of any assignment is to read it thoroughly and note any specific requirements:
A useful strategy to manage your research is to keep notes as you go. Take clear, accurate notes about where you found specific ideas, and, as you consult sources and make notes, keep a list of the sources you used.
There are many ways that you can keep notes to manage your research and citations more easily:
Check out these tutorials for an overview or more in-depth instruction on the research process as a whole: