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Introduction to Research

How to turn your topic into a search, search through library resources and the web, evaluate what you found, improve your writing and citation, and get help from a librarian.

Introduction to Research

Getting Started

Librarians are here to help you find research for your paper. If you feel stuck, chat with us (a real librarian at UofM!), email us, or schedule a research consultation in person or online.

This research guide will give you information and resources on best places to start your academic/scholarly research, tips and tricks on citation, how to read a scholarly journal article, and some tips on evaluating sources to make sure it's quality information to include in your paper.

Use the blue boxes on the left-hand side to dive in! Good luck! You're not alone in this process.