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Research Tutorial

This tutorial aims to help develop effective library research skills and critical thinking skills in all courses at Prince George's Community College.


Successful research papers are determined by understanding the assignment and developing a research strategy. Listed below are hints for developing a strategy for the research process.

S - Select a topic that is of interest to you.

T - Tailor the topic, do background reading, and formulate a thesis.

R - Review sources to determine the pertinent ones for the topic.

A - Access a range of resources to develop a well rounded paper.

T - Time and stress management help to yield a quality paper.

E - Engage help from faculty and librarians to develop the paper.

G - Gather quality resources to document points.

Y - Yield to understand that information is power.