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DIY Research Guide

Quick lessons on how to best use the library's resources.

Selecting and Researching Topics

Selecting a Topic - [when you do not know what you want to research]

  • There are better starting points than Google or Wikipedia.
  • The Library can offer unique ways to select and refine your topic.

Researching a Topic - [when you know what you are interested in, but you do not know how to research it]

  • Selecting the best database is profoundly important.
  • Some features of databases can make your topic research much quicker and more efficient.