Research is a process with a lot of steps. There are no shortcuts if you want to do your best work. The best way to get your assignment done well and on time is to start early.
The four key steps are to Get Organized, Gather Information, Use the Information, and Reflect.
To learn more about the details of a research process, please click Research without Pain.
With a research topic or an assignment, you may simply start with the Research section of the library.
As always, we are happy to help you and show you more if you simply stop by the OWH Library's Help Desk, or chat with us via Libchat.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Library Catalog
|Typically, when you search, you will use keywords. Simply enter the basic ideas/keywords of your topic in the search box. The computer will search for books containing those keywords in the title, subjects, and descriptions of the books.|
|Subject searching is more powerful than keyword searching. It allows you to use a specific vocabulary to find books in the catalog. To find a good subject, look at the display page of a book you already like. Click on the subject link to run a search|