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General Research Guide  

This guide is designed to provide assistance in researching general multidisciplinary topics.
Last Updated: May 19, 2015 URL: http://mville.libguides.com/generalresearch Print Guide RSS Updates

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This guide is designed to assist you with general research and has a multidisciplinary focus.

Use the tabs above or the Table of Contents to the left to help you locate the particular information that you need to assist with your research.

 

 

 

Using the Library Homepage

 

Directions to Using the Manhattanville College Library's Website

Virtually all of the tools that you need to conduct research are linked to the Library’s Home Page.  These directions provides step-by-step instructions on beginning your research using the Manhattanville College Library Homepage.

 

The Information Link

The Information Link provides general information about the Library in a quick tip sheet including who we are, access to the Library Building, and general policies.

 

Using QuickSearch (Video)

 

The Research Process-- Permanent

The research process typically includes five broad steps. Most often you complete one step before moving onto the next. However, there may be times when you will need to return to a previous step or complete multiple steps simultaneously.

Step 1. Develop a topic  Select, a topic, find background information, develop research questions, identify keywords, refine your topic.

Step 2. Locate information: Find Books, Find Articles, Find Websites 

 Step 3. Evaluate and analyze information and sources (evaluate and distinguish types of periodicals)

Step 4. Use, organize and communicate information (take proper notes by correctly summarizing, paraphrasing, or quoting, and put it all together)

Step 5. Complies with legal, ethical and moral standards (cite sources following rules of proper citation in order to avoid plagiarism and follow procedures for Academic Honesty)

 Thanks to Johnson & Wales University --Denver Campus Library for providing this information.
http://jwudenver.libguides.com/content.php?pid=45242&sid=334466

 

The Research Process

The research process typically includes five broad steps. Most often you complete one step before moving onto the next. However, there may be times when you will need to return to a previous step or complete multiple steps simultaneously.

Step 1. Develop a topic  Select, a topic, find background information, develop research questions, identify keywords, refine your topic.

Step 2. Locate information: Find Books, Find Articles, Find Websites 

 Step 3. Evaluate and analyze information and sources (evaluate and distinguish types of periodicals)

Step 4. Use, organize and communicate information (take proper notes by correctly summarizing, paraphrasing, or quoting, and put it all together)

Step 5. Complies with legal, ethical and moral standards (cite sources following rules of proper citation in order to avoid plagiarism and follow procedures for Academic Honesty)

 Thanks to Johnson & Wales University --Denver Campus Library for providing this information.
http://jwudenver.libguides.com/content.php?pid=45242&sid=334466

 

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