In this guide, we will discuss how to brainstorm and develop a topic, identify keywords, narrow or broaden a research topic, develop a search strategy, identify the various formats of information and scholarly writings for your research, and identify the criteria for evaluating information. You will also find a brief introduction to citation styles. Click on any of the tabs above to begin.
Why seek information and resources from other libraries?
While the Lyman Beecher Brooks Library offers a wide variety of resources to suit your research needs, we also understand that Distance Education students may especially need resources that are difficult to provide remotely.
We hope that this guide helps you locate libraries near you that can supplement the extensive resources already provided to you by the Lyman Beecher Brooks Library.
Follow the instructions below:
Get Research Delivered
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The majority of our electronic databases that the library subscribes to offer personalized features that can save searches, run searches for you and send the results to an email address or RSS feed reader daily, weekly or monthly. You may also give a persistent link to that search.
Steps (using Academic Search Complete database)
Create an account (free of charge) (click on sign in)
Sign in and start searching
When you retrieve the desired results, click Share (under share, you will have options: alerts, save or share)