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Welcome to all Honors Writing students!
This research guide has been developed by your friendly Education Services librarians at the Marriott Library.
What this research guide intends to do for you is offer a foundation for research within and outside of traditional libraries. We have carefully developed an easy to follow curriculum that you can access at anytime to learn about or review resources that the Marriott Library owns, subscribes to, or otherwise makes available to patrons.
Learning how to navigate the library's resources and figuring out how to use discovery tools to find materials, like the library catalog, can be a daunting task, but we aim to make it as easy and understandable as possible.
This research guide introduces you to the research process and offers you lessons to become acquainted with research skills and strategies that you will continue to develop throughout your academic career. There is so much to learn about research and how to do it well that it must be acquired little by little over time, or else you can become overwhelmed.
As follow-up for the library session today:
- Endnote Basic library guide for more information
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to drop in at the Knowledge Commons desk at your convenience, or go to the HELP tab and send us a question or request a research question.
Links to Help with NArrowing the Focus of your Topic
Here are some links to additional resources to help you narrow your research topic:
- Use the Who, What, When, Where, Why Method to think about your topic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcYgNV_nQjk
- Strategies for narrowing down your topic: http://info-skills.lib.vt.edu/choosing_focusing/11.html
- Focusing a topic http://www.crlsresearchguide.org/08_focusing_a_topic.asp
Class Handouts & Links
- Brainstorming handoutUse this to brainstorm ideas
Getting Started with Research Ideas
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