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.
|Subject Specific eResources|
Westlaw is available directly through your program of study, not the library. If you need log in help or other assistance, please contact your professor.
You can also try contacting Westlaw Support.
|Start Your Research|
Citation generator to help with your works cited/reference page.
You will need to create your own account (see the NoodleTools Tutorial for assistance).
An active library card is required to access NoodleTools from off-campus.
For citation help, check out the Citation Help page.
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