The Research Process
The image on the right may help you visualize the often circular nature of research. After your first database search, identify a source you think is helpful, then skim its abstract to look for additional keywords. Try your database search again with the new keywords. You may have to repeat these steps a few times.
Research is messy and rarely goes in a straight line!
For research in any subject, the following information will help you get started.
APA 7th edition (newest edition, updated 2019)
Database Research Tips
MCC Librarians use the research guides below for teaching source evaluation in ENG 151 classes.
Each research guide presents a mock research topic and six sample sources for that topic.