First, it is necessary to realize that there are many elements to research: your topic, background sources, books, journal articles, websites, etc. Each of these is a part of your eventual report, paper, presentation, or finished work. Research rarely follows a linear path, so you may find yourself going back and forth between many sources/keywords/readings before you are finally ready to write your paper.
Research can be overwhelming! So, browse this guide using the tabs on the left, for helpful tips that will save you time and make the process a bit more manageable.
A research question or topic can seem overwhelming so take a few moments to think about your assignment before you go searching for sources. The following are some first steps to take: