Some disciplines recommend that you:
Whatever the case, all disciplines recommend that you:
The librarians recommend that you:
The heading says it all: Articulate your topic clearly.
This is important when seeking help from someone in the library so the library staff can direct you to the appropriate resources.
Take advantage of the Libraries' one-on-one research help appointments:
This is one of the best services the library has to offer you as you work through your research. Ask your friends who have already had an appointment if you don't believe us.
When searching for resources in Databases (library-subscribed), CONSORT library catalog, Summon, and Google Scholar, etc., knowing what words to type in for a successful search is half the battle. That's why they are call KEYwords!
Grouping keywords into concept groups helps you create search strategies that work, too. Check out the following worksheets!
The next step is to choosing relevant/authoritative resources within your search results.
Does the source...
Is the source...
If the resources available require you to refine or revise your topic, no problem. The library is happy to work with you at any point during the process.
You can set as many Research Consultation appointments as is necessary, should the revision in your topic require it.