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Bigelow Library: Research

The Research Process



Step 1: EXPLORE 

  • Explore interesting topics
  • Keep your mind open
  • Build background knowledge


  • Pause and ponder
  • Decide research topic
  • Identify inquiry questions

Step 3: GATHER

  • Gather important information
  • Go broad (search)
  • Go deep (read) 

Step 4: CREATE

  • Integrate facts with prior knowledge
  • Create to communicate
  • Cite your sources

Step 5: SHARE

  • Share your knowledge
  • Learn from each other          


  • Evaluate the achievement of learning goals
  • Reflect on content learned
  • Reflect on process 

Quick Links


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Research How-to Videos


Create and share a project in NoodleTools
Cite a book
Cite a database article Print a NoodleTools bibliography