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Last Updated: Jan 28, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Starting the Research Process

Research can be confusing.  This interactive research journey will help you understand the paths of research.

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Steps in the Research Process

This guide explains the steps in the research process.


Narrowing a Topic

Before starting research, decide what you're trying to find.

Narrowing a Topic link


Primary and Secondary Sources

What are primary and secondary sources?  What's the difference?  When should each be used?

Primary and Secondary Sources link


Evaluating Research

After locating sources, evaluating the information means finding the right information for the purpose, deciding what's useful, and verifying what's true.

Evaluating Sources link

Interlibrary Loan

Does Mabee not have the information you need?  We can get it for you!  This video shows how to create an account in ILLiad and request materials.  Interlibrary loan gets material to you in about a week.



Mabee Library has information in a variety of formats.  This video shows how to use the microfilm/microfiche machine.

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