Guide to Library Research
Mary Livermore Library

developing a topic

refining a topic

selecting a topic

searching for resources

evaluating resources

Citing resources

review quiz



Research is like anything else-computers, cars, fashion, sports. If you know a little, you can do a little. If you know a lot, you can do a lot. If you are like most college students, you know a little about research.


In this tutorial, you will learn about numerous resources and tools that can help you to write better papers faster. You also will learn how to evaluate, use, and cite the information you find. By the way, what you learn in this tutorial can continue to serve you long after complete your college career.  Knowing a lot about research can help you to do a lot in your job, in your family, and in your community, as well.


Are you ready to know and do a lot?  Let's get started!