Research Help


This section provides background on forming your research strategy, and answers questions about using various sources.

Research Strategy

Forming a comprehensive strategy for your research is an important part of being successful in your work.  Our brief guide will give you a step by step process to forming a quality research strategy.

Annotated Bibliographies

An annotated bibliography is an alphabetical list of citations with an additional description or evaluation (i.e., annotation) for each source.  Here you'll learn about the contents and see examples of an annotated bibliography.

What are Scholarly Articles?

What makes an article considered scholarly?  What are the differences between academic journals, popular magazines, professional journals, trade publications and newspapers?  This section will provide examples of the differences between the content of scholarly and popular journals.

What are Primary and Secondary Sources?

This section outlines the differences between primary and secondary sources and gives several examples of each.

Research Consultations

Information about scheduling a one-on-one research consultation with a librarian.