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Research 101

Your starter kit for college-level research at Kennedy Library. Advance your research skills with the self-guided tutorials and videos below.

Welcome to Research 101!

Welcome to Research 101! This guide is your starter kit for college-level research at Kennedy Library. There are several self-guided tutorials, videos, and handouts that will help you advance your research skills. You will find information about developing a research question and keyword strategy, finding, evaluating, and citing sources, and research ethics. To navigate this guide, use the menu on the left-hand side. If you need help finding information, ask a librarian using the 24/7 Live Help Chat.

Self-Guided Library Research Module

Do you have a research assignment and don’t know where to start? The Library Research Module (available on Canvas) will take you through the steps of the research process in self-guided lessons on finding information in the Libary's OneSearch catalog and databases, research ethics, how to evaluate the credibility and quality of sources, how to identify and understand different types of information sources, and the types of sources and help available in Kennedy Library’s Special Collections and Archives. There are 10 Knowledge Check Questions for you to test your own understanding. You have unlimited attempts to answer. To access this module, read the following directions below.

For Students - Self-Enroll

For Instructors - Upload from Canvas Commons

Guide Creation and Maintenance

This guide was created by Kaila Bussert with contributions from Mercedes Rutherford-Patten and Russ White. It is currently updated and maintained by Mercedes Rutherford-Patten.