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Student Research

Have a project, homework assignment or just want to learn something new? Get started with all of NHCPL's Research Resources.

Developing a Research Strategy

  • Conducting Research
    • Check this subsection for helpful information on an overview of research strategies and developing your research question.
  • Online Research
    • Now you know what your research question is, what next?
  • Primary Sources
    • Have a requirement for primary sources? Does that mean the source you use the most?
  • Internet Sources
    • The internet can be a great place, but there is an overabundance of information. How do you whittle down that information to a manageable amount?
  • Evaluating Sources
    • Now you have sources, how do you judge which are better?
  • Avoiding Plagiarism
    • How do you cite without causing potential problems? Check this section to understand what plagiarism is, and how to avoid it.
  • Citation Styles
    • APA, MLA, Chicago, Turabian? Check here for guides on how to cite in the individual styles.

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