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Find books, ebooks, DVDs, videos and more using OC Library's catalogue or OCtopus.
There are different ways to search for items. For example:
There are different ways to refine or limit your search results. For example:
Plan and follow a research strategy - it will save you time and frustration!
Step 1: Define your assignment/project
What do you need to do? What are the most important concepts in your assignment/project?
Step 2: Focus your research
What questions do you want your research to answer? What information do you need to support and develop your ideas?
Step 3: Develop your keywords
What words and phrases describe the areas and concepts you are researching? You will use these words and phrases to search for resources.
Step 4: Identify your resources
Who would collect the information you want and where would that information be published/available?
Good research requires time, planning, patience, and flexibility. This Research, Writing and Citing guide will help you learn more about the research process.
Research strategy adapted from University of B.C.’s David Lam Management Research Library’s Jump-Starting My Research (Undergraduate) guide.
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