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Information Literacy at Idaho State University: College Research

It defines information literacy and leads students to useful resources.

Research Process

What does research look like?

Library research diagram: motivation or assignment, topic selection, imagination, research questions (brainstorming), research plan (strategy), reference works & databases (tools & tactics), sources, evaluation, insight, thesis, argument & outline, drafting& revising

Student walking on path in the countryside


Begin to Write

Construct Your Argument or Exploratory Essay

There is no harm in beginning to write, even before you have completed your research, just as you should probably continue to research once you start crafting your paper.

Below are some suggestions for first steps:

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