Being Lost and Getting Found in the Whirlwind World of Research

When I began my project I was extremely confident in my ability to research good information. In the numerous research experiences of my History classes I had acquired a process. First, I would choose an interesting topic. Then I would embark on the most important part: researching evidence. I would normally go to Swem’s library catalogue or research database (or in exceptional cases, Special Collection’s database) and search the topic, or subjects associated with the topic. At the end of this process, the most difficult obstacle would be filtering and organizing the copious amounts of information.

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