The research process has a number of stages. The four this guide focuses on are:
Plan | Search l Evaluate | Record
Most people ignore planning and jump straight into searching, yet planning is essential for effective searching. As part of the planning process consider:
Watch - Think. Plan. Discover. Why Keywords Matter for tips about choosing keywords and searching for information (1 min 30 sec).
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Is your information relevant or reliable? Not sure whether to use the information you have found? There are some simple ways to evaluate your results.
Need help referencing? Follow the roadmap!
What do you do with all those references you have found? The Library has two bibliographic management tools that you can use to keep your references in order and all in the one location.
The Library supports two Referencing tools:
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The Library collection also includes many resources on academic writing and study skills - example search
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