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Introducing the Research Process

Information literacy is the ability to find and use information sources effectively to meet an information need. As an information literate person, you will be able to:
  • Focus and narrow your topic to develop a thesis statement and set clear research goals
  • Identify high-quality information resources in a variety of formats (book, article, media)
  • Use effective search strategies and techniques
  • Evaluate your results for authority, reliability, accuracy, timeliness, and usefulness to your project
  • Cite your sources properly in your work.

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Credit: Maze, showing families lost - By John Worsley, Bridgeman Art Library, available in Britannica Image Quest, use granted

Start with the first task on the menu or choose one of the steps in the research process.

The tutorials and links within these pages will be helpful to all students, but they are especially helpful to students who take online classes at UCO.

Suggestions for improvement? Please contact our Instructional Services Librarian, Jennifer Flygare.

Faculty eLearning Guide: a guide for faculty to integrate library resources into D2L.

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