As you begin your studies and research papers, note that research is a process. Your experience with the steps outlined below may differ in order and might even repeat as you complete research, papers, and projects.
You will likely use library resources such as PittCat and library databases to conduct background research, refine your topic, and search for sources. If you have any questions, please be sure to Ask Us!
This infographic provides a visual overview of the research process. Keep in mind that it is messy, convoluted, non-linear, and requires persistence.
The Research Paper Process