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ENGL 6331 (Dr. Hart) - Major Authors

The Brontës

Discover: Articles, Books, and More

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Research Process and Evaluation

The research process can look different for everyone and may look different from project to project, but most will have a few common features:

  1. Begin with a question you want to answer.
    •  What are you most interested in learning?
  2. Decide what type of information you need.
    • Do you need newspapers, books, or scholarly articles?
  3. Gather and evaluate information.
    • Are your sources current, reliable, applicable, and unbiased?
  4. Is your question answered? Do you need more (or different) information? Do you need to change your question?
  5. Repeat 1-4 until you're ready to use the information, make a decision, write a paper, present, etc.

The CRAAP Test is a list of questions to determine if the information you have is accurate and reliable. Keep in mind, the type of source you need will depend on the situation. Different criteria will be more or less important depending on your needs.

C = Currency: The timeliness of the information. 

R = Relevancy: The importance of the information for your needs. 

A = Authority: The source of the information. 

A = Accuracy: The reliability, truthfulness, and correctness of the informational content. 

P = Purpose: The reason the information exists.  

Key Databases

If there is something you need and we do not have -

You can get it via Interlibrary Loan Details(ILL).