Answered By: Jon Allinder
Last Updated: Aug 24, 2017     Views: 558

To be a successful 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!

Here are some areas where the Library can help: 

  Find research on your topic


  Learn how to craft a manageable topic

  Learn how to choose and use keywords.  

  Learn about using subject terms


  Think critically about your 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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