"Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life
by holding it still." ~ Dorothea Lange
Start from where you are. Select a research topic that seems interesting to you and about which you are willing to learn something new.
Have your research assignment with you. The librarians can help you more effectively if they know your assignment and the name of your instructor.
Look for "gateway" sources. Start with broad sources that provide background information and point the way to other more specialized resources.
Use library databases. The librarians have already collected some of the best resources. Take advantage of what they have done.
Use an alarm or timer. If you aren't making any progress after 15 minutes, you should consider changing your search strategy and contacting a librarian for help.
Get help with citations. The librarians can help identify the various elements required for citations and provide examples of proper citations in both MLA and APA citation styles.
The very best resources at the library are those that live and breathe. Talk to your librarians!
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