ProQuest Research Companion
Images & Photo Tools LibGuide
For information on using images and photos in your research, refer to the "Images & Photos" Guide.
“Google is not a synonym for research.”
Dan Brown, The Lost Symbol
Systematic investigation or inquiry aimed at contributing to knowledge of a theory, topic, etc., by careful consideration, observation, or study of a subject. http://www.oed.com/
eWISE Research and Inquiry Model
Be eWISE when you research:
eWISE model developed by the Wake County Public School System
evaluate throughout the entire research process
In each of the WISE steps:
"Search vs Research" by McMaster Libraries, 2016
EXPLORE new ideas
SELECT A TOPIC
Develop a RESEARCH QUESTION
What do you already know about your topic?
What do you want to know / learn?
What SOURCES will you use to find information?
evaluate: Are you prepared to INVESTIGATE to learn more about the topic?
"Choosing a Research Topic" by Utah State University Libraries, 2017
How will you find information and answers to your research question(s)?
evaluate: Are you prepared to SYNTHESIZE the information you have gathered about the topic?
"Choosing Keywords" by Utah State University Libraries, 2018
"Evaluating Sources" by University of Utah Libraries, 2017
How will you make something from the information you gathered?
Does your evidence answer your research question?
Does your evidence support your thesis?
evaluate: Are you prepared to EXPRESS what you have learned about the topic to others?
"Research Synthesis" by University of Utah Libraries, 2019
How will you show and communicate your new knowledge?
* Check with your teacher for assignment guidelines and requirements
Research is not:
Words for the wise student:
Netcaster. David Douglas Duncan, Mexico, 1937. Photography Collection.
[Special thanks to Meg Omainsky for permission to adapt her research guide]