Welcome! This guide will assist you as you move through the research process as an undergraduate student. This guide covers the research process in general, so be sure to also check the subject specific guidesQuestions? Use the chat box below, or contact me - you can find my contact information to the left.
Use the left navigation panel to explore the various features of the research process:
The Research Process: This section provides you with information on creating a thesis statement or hypothesis and the steps of the research process.
Finding Information: This section explains how to find articles, books, websites, and primary vs. secondary sources.
Evaluating Information: This section explains how to critically evaluation information ,distinguish scholarly vs. popular articles, and differentiate primary vs. secondary sources.
Literature Review: This section explains the guidelines of conducting a literature review.
Citing Your Sources: This section provides citation style guides and clarifies how to avoid plagiarism.
Library Liaison Program: This section provides a directory of library staff and their areas of subject specialization.
Most library databases and online resources may be accessed by using your LRU Network ID and Password, same as you use for the Portal.