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Research Tips

  1. Searching for data should be part of defining and narrowing your topic. Take into account access to data while you are designing your project – not after you’ve done all the other work.  
  2. Reviewing the literature – don’t skimp.  Begin the literature review early.  Investigate the topic inside and out.
  3. Search more than one database.
  4. Be selective. Evaluate what you find. Is it scholarly?  What do you know about the author?  Is the information useful for your topic? Can you actually get the material? 
  5. Be organized.  Keep track of articles and notes and include all the information that will be needed for a citation.  Consider using Refworks or Zotero.

Literature Review


Director of Library Services

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Ronalee Ciocco
Director of Library Services
Clark Family Library
724-503-1001, ext. 3039