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Honors Research Guide


Welcome to your Honors Research Guide. This guide is designed to help you with the research for your Honors Thesis. Here you will find links to library resources, tips and strategies to aid your research, and an easy way to contact librarians for help! 

Steps to Effective Research

These steps outline a simple and effective strategy for conducting your research. We are ready to help you at every step in your research.

  • Identify a Topic of Interest
  • Find the Context: Background Information 
  • Develop a Research Question
  • Locate Sources 
  • Evaluate What You Find
  • Cite What You Find

Tips for Research

Library Databases:

  • Use Ebsco Discovery to do a broad search of multiple resources.
  • Use Subject specific databases for more focused searching.
  • De-select the Full Text option while searching
  • Look at the Subject Terms in the article record for additional search terms.
  • Look at the Reference pages of an article for additional sources.
  • Use a Bibliographic software tool like Zotero or Mendeley to organize your sources and create citations. 

Library Services:

  • Research appointments
  • Inter-library loan requests (download form from the ILL page).
  • Journal Locator


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Lauren Consolatore

Instruction Librarian 
Contact Lauren for help with research, citations, library instruction, and plagiarism prevention.

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