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McNair Scholars

Purpose of this Guide

The information in these pages will help you:

  • find information on your general topic
  • evaluate articles in appropriate sources
  • refine your topic to a more focused or narrower aspect of the topic
  • create a focused research question
  • narrow your information choice to address the research question
  • create your literature review
  • properly format and cite your sources and your paper
  • Contact librarians for research assistance.

Research Assistance

  • 24/7 live chat assistance with a librarian
  • Call (806) 651-2215 during library hours.
  • Virtual research assistance with a librarian by appointment
  • Communicate with librarians through the library's "Email a Librarian" form.
  • Follow us on Facebook and/or Twitter.
  • Stop by the Research and Access service desk on the library's first floor.