Academic Research: An Overview
Feeling stuck or overwhelmed by the research task ahead of you? Take a deep breath and don't worry; we've got a research plan for you in three manageable steps.
Step 1: Choose your Research Topic
Planning Ahead Checklist
Learn how to organize, schedule, and plan your research.
Developing a Research Question
Step 2: Search for Information
Finding Articles, Books, and More
Learn how to find and access articles, books, eBooks, videos, dissertations, assessment tests, and more all in a single search using SuperSearch. Formats: Interactive (Standard) | Interactive (iPad) | PDF | Web
Requesting Items from Other Libraries
Learn how to request articles, books, dissertations, and DVDs owned by Twin Cities Library and beyond.
Getting One-on-One Research Help
Request a research appointment with one of us! Or, walk-in and get assistance from the librarian on-duty.
Step 3: Get APA & Writing Help
Getting APA Citations
Discover how to get premade APA citations that can be copied and pasted into a reference list.
Getting One-on-One Writing Help
Request an appointment with a Writing Center consultant.