Research Basics

Not sure where to start on your research assignment? The library has a variety of online and in-person services to support your research:

Research Process

The topics listed below are important parts of the research process. Expand each topic to find helpful resources to support your work!

Getting Started on Your Research Topic

Understanding your assignment and having a clear topic or question in mind can guide your research process and get you to the resources you need.

Find Resources

Finding resources for your assignment topic requires thinking about useful search terms and effective strategies for searching. 

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Evaluate and Read

How to know if the sources you find are credible and suitable for your assignment?

Organize, Write, and Cite

Now that you’ve got your resources, you’re ready to craft an answer to your research question. To do this, you will need to plan out the structure of your research paper, write a draft of the paper, and cite your resources clearly and correctly. The Writing Centre offers writing tutor support as well as a variety of resources for help with writing, citation, and studying.

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