Research is a process that includes multiple steps. You have to find and narrow your topic. Then you must decide what information you may need and where to find it. Once you have located information you need to read it, and decide what information to keep and use, what to quote, and what you can ignore. Once you have your notes, it’s time to put it all together in your own words, synthesizing the facts. Finally, you should evaluate the process and the product, to determine if your research needs more work or revision.
Research Project Calculator
Start HERE! Research Project Calculator will walk you through the steps and keep you organized.
Go INFOhio helps you plan, conduct, and present research.
Research for Success
Research 4 Success is designed for high school juniors and seniors, to walk you through the research process, and take the worry out of research.
OWL: Purdue Online Writing Lab
This college writing lab will guide you in issues of style, MLA format, and citation of sources.
The OSU Marion Library
The OSU Marion Library has useful resources to help you complete your research.
Find research organized by topics, publication types--such as newspapers, magazines, books, even primary source documents. Use this tool to find credible sources and easy citations.
Learn more about your favorite subject. Read magazines, newspapers, biographies, primary sources, country information. Find images for class projects and learn vocabulary. Translate articles into more than 30 languages.
Son of Citation Machine
Son of Citation Machine is another great "Works cited" resource.
Easy bib is another place to try your hand at citing sources whenever you use information from a text or webpage.
the Big 6
Still confused? try the Big 6 site, which will break down the research process for you. This is another organizer to keep you on track.