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Info Lit Tutorial: Session 1

Defining Information Needs Clearly

- What is your research topic ?
- What subject areas relate to your topic?
- What are your search keyword(s)?

Define Your Information Need

Think carefully about your assignment or research paper. Ask yourself questions to weigh options from various points of view and then define a topic and keyword(s).

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Research Topics 101

Keys to Successful Research
  • Research always starts with collecting information on a particular subject or topic.
  • Selecting an appropriate topic is crucial to successful research.
  • Research is often interdisciplinary.
  • Think broadly about your topic, then narrow and refine the focus.
  • Keep a record of everything you find and where/how you found it.

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Related YouTube Videos

These YouTube selections are provided by another library and may refer to resources that are not available in the Guarini Library. Please view it for general instruction only.


After completing the session, a self-test is necessary to assess what you have learned.

Info Lit Tutorial Session 1: Quiz

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