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Research Methods Information: Home

A comprehensive resource for faculty and students who are teaching and conducting research.

About This Guide

Welcome to the Research Methods
Information Guide

This guide provides pointers for getting started with your research. It includes links to key library subscription resources, including article databases, journals, and books, as well as open web content. If you would like additional help with your research projects, or with learning how to use library resources, don't hesitate to contact the library.

What's New?


Recent updates to this guide (as of July 2017)

Primary Changes

  • Tabs/pages have been rearranged to reflect the order of the research process, making it easier to locate information on the guide.
  • Research design now has its own section: Choosing a Research Design.
  • Institutional Review Board/Research Ethics has been given its own page.
  • More detailed info added to the specific methods/methodologies sections.

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