Overview of the Research Process

by | Aug 16, 2021

Research Process

The research process is iterative, beginning with understanding your assignment’s expectations, searching, citing, evaluating, and writing.

Academic research is a cyclical process, which requires you to find, evaluate, save, cite, and write about sources. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the research task ahead of you.

Don’t worry. We will walk you through the research process below.

Get started.

Choose a Topic

Learn how to choose and refine a topic that works for your assignment.

Find resources.


Search for articles, books, videos, and more all at once. Learn how to find, save, and cite resources in SuperSearch.

Course and Subject Guides

Start with recommended resources for your course and subject.

More Finding Tutorials

Learn how to get full text, search Google Scholar, request materials, and more.

Cite resources.

Copy and Paste Citations

Learn how to copy and paste citations from Google Scholar into your paper.

Get help.

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