Hello! While there is no assignment in this course, I've been asked to give you a basic introduction to research. Moreover, learning a language is like a gateway into the history and culture of the people who speak that language, so knowing how to research using the library's resources can only enrich your experience and your knowledge.
Use the tabs to on the left side to find resources, to learn about Citing tools such as Zotero, and review some of the search strategies we practiced during our session. For more detailed listings of resources, refer to the "Other Useful Guides" below
Just a few words about research that you can either heed or ignore: seen holistically, these different types of sources make up the scholarly conversation. Your research paper, responding to your topic and the sources you locate, is also part of the scholarly conversation. What you find in your sources may alter the trajectory of your research. In sum: research is an art, not a science, and as such it is not linear.
Please remember that I and other librarians are here to help you. Don't hesitate to contact me, any other librarian, or make an appointment.
f you are new to conducting research at The Library or would like a review:
Consider reviewing the Starting Your Research tutorial to learn the phases and processes of doing research