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Wake Early College of Health and Sciences: Library Resources

Library information for students and faculty of the Wake Early College of Health and Sciences.

The Research Process

There are five steps in the research process.

The Research Process

1. Identify your topic
2. Develop search terms
3. Conduct a search
4. Evaluate information
‚Äč5. Cite your sources

MLA Citation Help

Creating Search Terms

Coming up with search terms to use in the research databases can be tricky. Visuwords can help! Visuwords is a visual dictionary that will show you terms related to your main search term.

Boolean Searching Basics Video

The following video explains boolean searching, or how to use the common operators "AND," "OR" and "NOT" to limit your searches within library databases.

Cushion, K. (2011, July 7). Boolean Searching Basics. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/jMV7X3W_beg

If you can't access the video, copy and paste this link into your browser: http://youtu.be/jMV7X3W_beg