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

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Online Research

How to Search Online






  • Break down your searching to key phrases. Search engines use word search, so eliminate unnecessary phrases
  • Use reputable search engines like Google Scholar, and our Database Collections. NOT WIKIPEDIA
  • Once you identify key areas of your research, and research those areas further.
  • Identify which sources are the most credible for your research. Identify the comparative weight each sources has when making an argument.
  • Connect your sources to the larger academic discussion. Do you disagree with what has been said before? 


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