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Introduction to research
Learning how to conduct research is one of the most important skills a student will learn at university.
- Education - Find Journal Articles
Our Education Guide leads you to the core search tools for finding both professional and scholarly literature in Education and it links to related guides that address more comprehensive research in the field.
Engineering & Science
- Engineering & Science
This guide provides an overview of key resources in Engineering and Science, covering key concepts in information search, evaluation, and use.
- Health Sciences Research
This guide will connect you with useful information and resources for the research process in health science fields whether it's information research, original research or secondary research, from formulating a question to writing and publishing a paper.
Humanities & Social Sciences
Our Introduction to Research: Humanities and Social Sciences guide outlines an effective strategy for finding information for your research paper, evaluating the information found, and documenting sources.
Includes modules on:
- Evaluating Sources
- Distinguishing Scholarly Journals from Other Periodicals
- Research Posters: A 'how to' guide
- Writing a Critical Review of a Journal Article
- Citation Searching
- Legal Research Manual
A guide on how to conduct legal research, focusing on Canadian case law and legislation, and providing an overview of other jurisdictions, such as the US, UK, and international law.
Explore these guides to help you get started:
- Omni Search Tips
- Understanding Call Numbers
- Library of Congress (from the Library of Congress website)
- Understanding Call Numbers Video (Ryerson University)
- Writing a Book Review
Citing & citation management
Academic writing, whether theses, assignments, reports, or scholarly articles, often involves summarizing, paraphrasing, or quoting sources of information that need to be cited.
Visit the following for more information about citation styles and citation management software:
- Citing & Citation Management (page)
- Citing and Citation Management: Tips & Tricks from Queen's University Library (video)
Research by subject
Start your research for a specific subject on our Research by Subject page. It will help you identify and access highly recommended resources for research.
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