The format of this guide and some of the content was used with permission from Lynda Quamina-Aiyejina. Many thanks for her willingness to share her excellent work with others.
This guide was otherwise written by David Mayo, the retired library director for Union Presbyterian Seminary, Charlotte Campus.
Everybody does research. Some just do it better than others--(William Badke)
Use this guide to sharpen your research skills and it will serve you well for the rest of your life.
One of the best books on the research process and using library resources is in the library and also available at Amazon. The Kindle Version on Amazon is very cheap. Of course, the library edition is even cheaper!
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"Research Strategies: Finding Your Way Through the Infomation Fog" by WIlliam Badke (5th edition)
The research process typically includes five broad steps. Normally, you would complete one step before moving onto the next. However, there may be times when you will need to return to a previous step or complete multiple steps simultaneously.