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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.

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 right-hand side to dive in! Good luck! You're not alone in this process.