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Research Process: A Step-By-Step Guide: Step 2: Locate Information

This guide walks you through the steps of the research process.

Locating Information

Before starting your research, it's important to understand the types of information sources available. They include:

  • Books & E-Books,
  • Articles from newspapers, magazines and journals,
  • Videos & Images,
  • Websites

To create the most effective and efficient searches, utilize the search strategies listed under Step 2e.

So How Can You Access These Sources at NMH?

Through Schauffler Library!

Along with printed materials, such as books and magazines, our library provides access to online resources such as full-text newspaper, magazine, and scholarly journal articles as well as electronic encyclopedias and books.

Your class libguide is often the best place to start any research assignment:

Search for your class by subject area.

Schauffler Library vs. Open Web

Why might Schauffler Library be a better place to start your research than the free, open Web?

Take a look at this comparison chart to find out:

Helpful Tutorials

One Perfect Source?

From North Carolina State University:

Types of Information Sources

From California State University at Northridge: