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Library Research for CECAS Students: Overview


Google isn't everything

Use google to get started, but don't spend too much time!

Keywords are Critical

Constructing a great keyword search will get you on your way.


Books for Background

Use the Library Catalog to find books on your topic.  Keep your searches broad to get lots of choices. 

Articles for Support

Articles from peer reviewed journals will be your main source.

Choose the Best Sources

Research is more than finding sources - you have to evaluate them to choose the most appropriate ones.

Library Research Cycle


Librarians can give you some writing tips, but if you need more, consider making an appointment at the Writing Center.



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Paper / PowerPoint / Prezi / Video

Regardless of the format, Librarians can help you present your results.