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Library Research @ Williamson Library: Seven Steps to Research→

Start your research, access library resources, and more.

Seven Steps of the Research Process

1.  IDENTIFY AND DEVELOP YOUR TOPIC.

2.  FIND BACKGROUND INFORMATION.

3.  USE CATALOGS & DATABASES TO FIND BOOKS & MEDIA.

4.  USE DATABASES TO FIND JOURNAL ARTICLES & OTHER PERIODICAL ARTICLES.

5.  FIND OTHER INTERNET RESOURCES.

6.  EVALUATE WHAT YOU FIND.

7.  CITE WHAT YOU FIND USING A STANDARD FORMAT.

Guide Source

Guide adapted from (with permission):

Library Research at Cornell (Michael Engle, author)

The Seven Steps of the Research Process

Research & Learning Services
Olin Library
Cornell University Library
Ithaca, NY, USA