• “Research is formulated curiosity. 

    It is poking and prying with a purpose.” 

    - Zora Neale Hurston - 

     

     

    When you do research, it helps to think through your topic before you dive into a Google search.  What kind of information are you looking for?  What kind of sources do you need?  Do you very clearly understand the research assignment?  Are there multiple ways to phrase your research question?  What search terms or key words would help you find good sources?  What is a good source?!

     

    If you need research help, please come visit the library!  We can help you find data bases using NCWISEOWL and NCLIVE; print resources in our library, print resources at May Memorial and Belk Library; and reliable online sources - Advanced Google Search and Google Scholar can help you out!

     

    If you are purposeful with your search, it can save you a lot of time!

     

    When you have information, be sure to cite it!  If you need help citing information, we can help you with that in the library as well.  Our library catalog will create citations on resources we have here.

     

    Always ask if you need help or have questions!