“Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose.” ― Zora Neale Hurston
In this guide, you will find information to help you:
This guide discusses research generally without considering unique ways of searching in specific subject-area or assignments so reach out to your Professor or a Librarian for more specific guidance if needed.
For definitions and resources on Information Literacy skills that are a precursor to the Research Process, see our Information Literacy Skills Guide.
The Research Process
(The graphic shows 5 steps of the research process in a circle, around an icon of a computer. Inside the computer it says Research Is a Process.)
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Research is not always a one-way process. It is iterative, which means you may need to reflect and repeat steps at certain points. As you move through the steps, especially in an academic setting, don’t be afraid to ask questions, start over, and ask for help!
Use the side navigation to learn more about each step.
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