About Research Strategies
Research requires a thorough investigation into the body of literature and information that has been published – and sometimes even unpublished – about a given topic.
You must examine and refer to scholarly, popular, electronic, and Internet sources when completing your college coursework and assignments. Referring to reliable and reputable sources will:
- Add depth to your understanding
- Strengthen your argument
- Reduce bias and misconceptions
START FIRST with the library website. Library resources are built around your program, are screened and verified for credibility, provide targeted results using advanced search, are copyright licensed and freely available to the College of the Rockies community for most educational purposes.
Steps to Success!
Research Strategies: 7 Steps to Success
There are many ways to tackle the research process for your studies at College of the Rockies. It does not matter if you are in a business program, nursing, and general arts, trades, or the sciences, there are rudimentary steps to take when researching ANY topic in ANY course for ANY type of assignment.
Watch the short presentation video below for an overview of the seven step.
Printable Research Strategies: 7 Steps Handout
Review and print a handout of the above presentation. Handout includes all speaker notes.