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Library Research Basics: Home

This guide will help you understand the basic process of library research for a typical college paper.

Using this guide

This guide provides you with a basic framework for how to approach library research. Use the tabs along the top to move through the guide in order from Step #1 through Step #10.

If you have any questions about the research process, contact a WIU librarian through Ask a Librarian.

Steps in the process

 

The research framework used in this guide was taken from George, M. (2008). The elements of library research. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.