When writing a paper or developing a presentation, you frequently need to research to find the information you'll include in your final product. Academic and professional research requires more than just a quick Google search and the cutting and pasting 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.
You may need to revisit some of the steps as you complete your research.
Source: University of Melbourne
Image: 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.