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Library Research: Home

Use this guide to help you get started with the basics of library research

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Thank You

We would like to thank the staff at the William H. Hannon Library at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA for allowing us to borrow the libguide that they worked so hard to create.

The Library Research Goals

After using this guide, you should be able to do the following:

  1. Given a broad research topic, use the 4W questions (who, what, where, when) to write a research question.
  2. Given a research topic, compile a list of search terms or keywords.
  3. Given background information about Google and the Library, list two differences between the two related to content, organization, or quality.
  4. Given a research topic and access to the library's catalog, find one relevant book on your topic.
  5. Given a research topic and access to a general article index database (Academic Search Complete), find one relevant article on your topic.

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