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Research Process: A Step-By-Step Guide: Step 2: Locate Information

A guide to help you through the steps of the research process. This guide is modeled after a guide created by the librarians at Johnson & Wales University.

Accessing Information

Once you have defined your research topic and have gathered basic information on the topic you need to choose the best investigative methods or information retrieval systems for accessing the information you need efficiently and effectively to complete your research assignment.

Locating Information

Before starting your research, it's important to understand the types of information sources available. They include:

To create the most effective and efficient searches, utilize the search strategies listed under step 2f.

Interlibrary Loan

Link+ LogoIf you come across materials you need for your research and the Academy of Art Library does not own it, request it through our interlibrary loan service, Link+.

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