When writing a paper or developing a presentation, you frequently will need to do research to find the information that you'll include in your final product. Academic and professional research requires more than just a quick Google search and the cutting and pasting of a few relevant quotes. This research guide will take you step by step through the research process and show you how to use the library and the web to find good sources.
First, let's look at the Research Process:
You may need to revisit some of the steps as you complete your research.
Source: University of Melbourne
This image appears in the FYE 105 textbook: FOCUS on Community College Success (3rd edition) by Constance Staley (page 158.) Ms. Staley adapted it from Wood, G. (2004, Apr. 9). Academic original sin: Plagiarism, the Internet, and librarians. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 30(3), 237 - 242. Reprinted by permission of Elsevier; Samson, S. (2010, May). Information Literacy learning outcomes and student success. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 36(3), 202-10.
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