Library Research: A Step-By-Step Guide

Use this guide to learn more about the research process

Finding information

Locating information on your topic

Once you have decided on a topic, the next step is finding some information sources to use. The library's databases store information in the form of books, videos, and articles from a variety of sources such as newspapers, magazines, and journals. Learning how to use the databases will save you a lot of time and hassle! 

First, watch the video overview linked below that shows how to develop your topic.

Then, after you have viewed the clip, click the next tab to complete the following tasks.

Source: NEIU Libraries (2020, June 23) Standard YouTube License

Learn how to identify library databases and choose the appropriate database to use for your topic.

Getting ready to search

decorative image of a search engine on a tablet

Finding information has never been easier. Google and other search engines can be great, but did you know you have free access to thousands of amazing, credible resources through the library's databases?


Image Source: "Searching" by Mohamed Hassan is in the Public Domain, CC0