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    The Research Process

    The Electronic Library for Minnesota contains databases that will be useful for students embarking on the research process. The short videos and infographics below provide guidance on that process.


    Research Process Videos 

    Watch these short videos for help building effective searches, finding authoritative content online, correctly citing sources, and more.


    Search Strategies: Part One (2:41)

    Search Strategies: Part One (2:41)


    Search Strategies: Part Two (2:57)

    Search Strategies: Part Two (2:57)


    How to Cite Your Sources (5:12)

    How To Cite Your Sources (5:12)



    College Research Guides Infographics

    Starting a research project can be hard. It can be especially difficult for new college students unfamiliar with the expectations of college-level research. This College Research Guides series of infographics conveys skills, strategies, and research knowledge essential to research success.

    1. Writing a Research Question (Infographic)

    A good research question is thought-provoking and requires investigation. Here's how to make one.



    2. The Information Cycle (Infographic)

    When an important or newsworthy event occurs, different types of information sources respond differently. Use the information cycle to know where to look for what you need.




    3. Know What You're Looking For (Infographic)

    What you're looking for determines where you should look.




    4. Know How Much You Know (Infographic)

    How much you already know about your topic determines where you might look.





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