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Getting Started with Research

tutorials and videos to help students gain information literacy skills for effective research.

Introduction

Image result for ACRLAccording to the Association of College & Research Libraries:

"Information literacy is the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning."

This Research Guide covers why information literacy skills matter and how to get started with a research project, including understanding the process, choosing a topic, doing background research on that topic, developing a research question, and generating key words for the next step (the actual searching). Use the purple tabs to the left to navigate to these topics. 

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