Research Cycle. Regent University, 7/22/11. Used with permission 2/19/15.
Your professors may assign a research paper or research for a speech.
You can view these short (15 - 20 minute) information literacy tutorials to learn, or to refresh, basic research skills. They explain each step of the research cycle: how to find, evaluate, and cite books and periodical articles using the library's catalog and databases.
You do not have to watch the tutorials in a specific order, but we have listed them in a way that will guide you through the library research process. Go to the All Online Tutorials page and click on the link to open each of the Research Success Tutorials.
You may need to use different types of sources for your research. These tutorials cover three types and explain why and how to use them.