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How to Research

Strong research skills are essential for academic success. Knowing how to search, where to search, and how to evaluate information will support you throughout your higher education career, and beyond. 

Top Tips

  • Know what you are looking for. If you don't know what you are looking for, you will never find it.
  • Check your project requirements.​Use your assignment to identify your research topic, and information requirements.
  • Keywords, synonyms, and related terms.The quality of terms you use to search will impact what you find.
  • Where should you be looking?Open web, or subscription resources? Knowing what what need to find will help you decide on the best places to look.
  • Information was not created equal - EVALUATE.Critically evaluate information before using it in your academic work.
  • Help is a click away.If you have any questions related to research or information in general, get in touch with your college library.