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Following the six step Information Search Process (ISP) will save time and keep you organized through all phases of any research assignment.
Understand the Assignment: Understand the specifics including length of paper, topic options/instructions, citation style and resources permitted before beginning topic selection, research or any other part of the assignment.
Select a Topic: Think about what the assignment guidelines are and choose something that is interesting to you.
Explore your Topic: Take your topic and narrow it down to what you want to focus on, normally a few main points.
Develop a Thesis/Specific Purpose Statement: Decide your objective so you can inform the readers what you will discuss.
Research: Work within the assignment guidelines to decide on appropriate resources. Keep track of your citations as you go.
Write: Using your research and critical thinking skills, write your paper.
Use your library card to borrow items and for off-campus access to eResources.
Biographical information on writers along with critical analysis and research of their works, characters, and themes. Also includes information on genres and time periods as well as full-text eBooks on many literary works.