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Getting Started with Research at Shapiro Library

This guide discusses understanding information sources, formulating a topic and search phrase, where and how to search the library for information, how to evaluate sources, how to cite sources, and more.

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Welcome to the Getting Started with Research Guide!

This guide is intended to help you orient yourself to the Shapiro Library's resources and services, identify and locate sources (books, articles, etc.) that you will need to use in your research, and support other important aspects of the research process like developing a research question, evaluating sources, avoiding plagiarism, and more.

Check out the orientation video below or navigate through the tabs to the left to get started. Don't forget that you can always ask a librarian if you need additional help email or chat!