Research 101

Research 101

1 Starting Your Research

Getting off on the right foot is important in any project. This guide will help you set yourself up for success.

2 Finding Sources

Finding articles in the Library's many databases can be challenging. This guide helps you get to the article you need, whether you have a citation or just a topic.


You've been asked to use primary sources in your assignment. This guide explains what they are and how to find them.


Not all publications are created equal, and some are more appropriate sources for academic writing than others. Learn the differences here.


​We live in a world of abundant information, where content comes in all media types. Information needs to be evaluated based on your information need, as well as the contexts in which it was created and will be used. This guide sets you on the path to becoming a sophisticated evaluator of information sources.


The key to avoiding plagiarism is learning to cite and paraphrase appropriately. This guide will keep you out of trouble.

7 Annotated Bibliographies

Learn to collect appropriate sources and explain their value.

8 Literature Reviews

You've gathered a group of scholarly resources on a topic and need to synthesize them into a coherent review of the literature. This guide will help you tackle the task.