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When You Begin?

A good experience in research is the product of a planned, organized, and systematic approach to the entire process.

Think about the topic. Develop a focus.

What is it you need to know?

Who is the intended audience?

What type of report is demanded?

Develop a list of keywords. Find synonyms in a thesaurus.

Look for related subject terms in the library catalog and indexes.


Google Well!

Research Guides


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Adapted by Dr. James McGrath, Butler University. 

Plagiarism Guides

Plagiarism is a serious violation of academic integrity.  Many students have poor understandings of what exactly plagiarism is.  These guides will help you grow in your understanding of plagiarism and how to avoid it in your writing.

  • Plagiarism: What it is and How to Avoid It?
    Students often are confused about what and how to cite resources. Use this guide to help you understand plagiarism. There are good examples of acceptable and unacceptable paraphrasing.
  • Avoiding Plagiarism (Purdue)
    Purdue's Online Writing Lab (OWL) is an excellent tutorial on academic writing in general. Its pages on plagiarism are a fine guide for students to use to understand this very important academic matter.

Advanced Searching

Simple keywords are only the beginning of a research strategy.  Use the guides below to understand Boolean search, truncation, and other search options you may not have considered.


Information Literacy Tutorials

Need help deciding how to cite your source?  Noodletools has created tutorials for you to use to understand how to go about citing different types of resources.


Citation Help

Use Noodletools to create bibliographic citations as the first step in recording your documentation.  Then, use the notetaking feature to keep track of the information you find!

Pingry Manual of Style


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