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Research Process: Getting Started
You must have a strategy to do good research. If you just jump in without thinking, you will be frustrated by your inability to find what you need. Research is goal-oriented, you want to answer a question.
Engaging graphics, compelling examples, and easy-to-understand explanations make Choosing and Using Sources: A Guide to Academic Research, your most valuable, open access resource for completing research-based writing assignments and projects (The Ohio State University Libraries).