Research assignments—resulting in final products such as term papers, essays, posters, multimedia projects, blog posts, 3-D models, etc.—are a common requirement in college courses, but they can also be a source of stress when you aren’t sure what to do. This guide is intended to decrease your stress and increase your comfort with such assignments.
Think of research as an exploration, with unexpected twists and turns.
Much of the content in this guide comes from the great online text linked below, Choosing and Using Sources: A Guide to Academic Research by the University Libraries at Ohio State University. I urge you to take a look!