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COM 122 English Composition: Welcome

Basic research strategies all students should know.


This research guide is designed to walk you through the steps of research using the resources available to you at The Hazy Library and Learning Center. From encyclopedias to research databases to peer-reviewed scholarly articles to citation tools, we've got you covered for your credible academic sources and search techniques!  

The research process drawn as a never ending circle

Understand the assignment, do your research, analyze and synthesize, prepare and communicate the results, conduct a follow up.

We are Here to Help!

We have so many resources and tools available. Let us show you how to use them! 

Research librarians can help you to:

  • Choose and narrow your research topic
  • Select the best databases and resources
  • Discover the best keywords and search techniques
  • Stay organized and quickly create citations
  • Find and obtain research beyond the Hazy Library's collections
  • Locate copyright free images and other media
  • Use advanced database tools like setting up research alerts
  • And more!

Ask Us

At any point during the research process, the library and librarians are here to help. 

Chat with us Monday through Thursday, from 9am to 8pm.  Librarians are available from 9am to 5pm on Fridays.

Or fill out our email contact form, and we'll get back to you.

You can also make an appointment so we can sit down with you and give you in-depth help in-person or online.