Become a better researcher in under five minutes

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Are you ready to become a better researcher using Library resources? 

(using library resources you probably didn't know about)

in 25 seconds...

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in 49 seconds...

Video: How to Select a Topic

  • Reminder that research is a process that requires flexibility and curiosity.
  • Includes strategies to make connections between ideas and form a focused research question.

in 1 minute, 2 seconds...

Video: What to do when your Topic is too Broad

  • Introduces strategies for refining the scope of a research topic.
  • Encourages you to engage in reflection and revision based on the analysis of your search results.

in 1 minute, 13 seconds...

Video: Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing (Oh my!)

  • Outlines the purposes and characteristics of paraphrased and summarized statements and direct quotes.
  • After watching this video, you will be able to select the most appropriate method of presenting information based on your assembled sources and assignment requirements.

in 1 minute, 24 seconds...

Video: Synthesizing Research

  • Illustrates the process of synthesizing information from multiple research sources.
  • Includes a discussion about the purpose of background sources such as encyclopedias in building your understanding of a concept and its themes.

in 5 seconds...

Pat yourself on the back, and marvel at your newfound research skills!

Bonus points: Share this with a friend. (Research is more fun together.)


"Wait just a second! Are there more library resources I don't know about?"

Probably! Here's a "good to know" online resource that the library staff put together to make your lives a little easier.


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