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QUINN LIBRARY

OHIO UNIVERSITY CHILLICOTHE

 

QUICK RESEARCH GUIDE

 

Steps for Conducting College Research

➢ Choose a topic.

➢ Narrow or broaden the topic as needed.

 

➢ Identify the keywords for your research question.

➢ Before you begin searching, you'll need to locate the most important word to

use.

 

➢ Find information.

➢ Use the online catalogs and article databases.

 

➢ Evaluate what you find.

➢ Evaluation includes criteria such as authority, accuracy, and lack of bias.

 

➢ Narrow or broaden the topic as needed.

➢ Evaluation includes criteria such as authority, accuracy, and lack of bias.

 

➢ Avoid plagiarism.

➢ Observe academic ethical standards.

➢ Keep track of what information from what source.

➢ Use our Plagiarism Guide.

 

➢ Cite accurately.

➢ Use our Citation Style Guides and other library resources.

 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Quinn Library

Stevenson Center

T: 740.774.7201

F: 740.774.7268