Answered By: Jon Allinder
Last Updated: Jan 28, 2022     Views: 1945

To be a successful library researcher requires hard work, critical reading, critical thinking, being willing to revise your topic and terms, and staying organized.

Remember that research is not a linear or easy process. It takes a lot of revision to your topic, your approach and your terms. Don't give up! We are here to help you become a skilled researcher!

 Research Skill  Learn the skill
 Find research on your topic

  Learn how to craft a manageable topic

  Learn how to effectively search in a database
 Think critically about sources   Learn how to evaluate resources
 Do a literature review   Learn how to conduct a literature review in the Library
 Stay organized

  What is a search log or matrix?
  Does the Walden Library have citation management software?



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