This guide is designed to help you successfully locate, evaluate and cite information to complete your research assignment.
Click on the links below to find books on locating and organizing research information.
The research process involves selecting a topic, developing a search strategy, locating information, evaluating information and citing sources. The flow chart below outlines the steps to complete a research assignment.
Source: University of Nebraska Omaha, CRISS Library
Citation: A concise description of a source, also called a reference, which allows other researchers to find the source
MLA style: The documentation format recommended by the Modern Language Association of America
Record: A descriptive summary of a source, such as entries found in an online catalog or database
Source: An object in any format containing information; any evidence a researcher uses to support an argument
Subject Headings: Standardized words or phrases used to describe the content of a source
George, Mary. The Elements of Library Research: What Every Student Needs to Know. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2008. Print.