Tutorials

This research guide features a collection of video tutorials to help you with the stages of academic research.

Video: How to Brainstorm a Topic

Source: "brainstormPrezi" by Holman Library is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Learn how to brainstorm concepts, words, and phrases related to your research topic.

Video: Mapping Your Research Ideas

Source: "Mapping Your Research Ideas" by UCLA Library, is licensed under a Standard YouTube License.

Learn how to map research questions and their scope based on your research topic.

Video: Developing a Research Question

Source: "Developing a Research Question" by Steely Library NKU, is licensed under a Standard YouTube License.

Learn how to develop research questions to limit research scope and start searching for sources.

Video: How to Use Keywords to Form a Research Strategy

Source: "From topic to search results in two minutes! " by Holman Library is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Learn about strategizing keywords and how databases work when searching keywords.

Video: How to Develop a Search Phrase

Source: "DevelopSearchPhrasePrezi" by Holman Library is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Learn how to identify keywords and phrases to conduct broad and limited scope searches based on your research question.

Video: Research 101: Searching is Strategic

Source: "Research 101: Searching is Strategic" by Anna Eisen, is licensed under a Standard YouTube License.

Learn how to be tenacious and flexible in searching for the best information from a variety of sources.

Video: How Library Stuff Works: Information has Value

Source: "How Library Stuff Works: Information Has Value" by McMaster Libraries, is licensed under a Standard YouTube License.

Learn how research is rarely a linear process but is rather an iterative process that requires preplanning in order to develop an appropriate scope for your research process.