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Linscheid Library

Tutorials: Research 101

Through videos, PowerPoint presentations, and handouts, this guide gives you a solid introduction to the most important library and research skills.

Deciphering Your Assignment

Academic Integrity at ECU and Beyond

Research Strategies

Choosing a Topic

The most important thing to remember about choosing a topic is to select something that interests you. This will make the research process easier and more enjoyable!

Watch the "Developing a Topic" video to learn more about selecting and refining a research topic.

Click to watch Developing a Topic

Search Terms

Generating search terms means figuring out what words to use when you are searching for sources.

What are the main concepts of your topic?

Consider:

Synonyms
Related Terms
Broader Terms
Narrower terms

Need more help? View the "Generating Search Terms" video below.