I. Understand the format of the assignment, type and number of sources you can use, and how current your information has to be
II. Know the length of your assignment and its due date
III. Choose a topic:
- brainstorm by talking to other students
- read recent articles in journals
- read general articles in subject specific encyclopedias
IV. Develop research question(s)
V. Identify keywords, concepts and terms related to your topic
VI. Develop search strategy
VII. Choose you sources: online catalog (LIUCAT), databases, Google Scholar
VIII. Write your paper!
IX. Don't forget to cite sources using citation style assigned by your professor
X. Talk to the librarian if you need assistance
TIP: An advanced search in Google Scholar will allow you to refine, broaden or narrow your search.