The research process involved when conducting research can seem overwhelming. It is a thought process and requires you to evaluate sources, use critical thinking, and use organizational skills.
There are many ways to find print and digital information in the Library Media Center and online. The Library Media Specialist is here to help guide you through the research process. We can help you find resources like print and digital information, books, magazines, and newspapers. If you need help in your search for information, then feel free to ask for help. The tutorials on the left hand side of the page will help guide you through the research process. The Writer's Handbook provided by The Writing Center at UW Madison and The Online Writing Lab at Purdue University are also good resources to learn about how to write a research paper.
Unpaywall is a Chrome and Firefox extension that allows users to get access to free and legal full-text research articles and papers. When you find a paywalled research article, Unpaywall runs an automatic search to look for a copy of the article. If found, you will be able to access and read it.
Conducting research is an extensive multi-step process. The steps are:
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