The Ellen Clarke Bertrand Library

Library Tutorials for Students

Getting Started with Research

The tutorials on this page will help you get started with the research process.

You'll find more advanced tutorials on subsequent pages. Use the navigation menu at the left to explore this guide.


Once you've decided on your topic, it will help you to make a list of keywords that you can use to begin searching for information. Initially, you might start with the key concepts from your research question. Try the exercise below to see how you do with selecting keyword concepts.

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Answers @ Bertrand Library

Research Help

Answers @ Bertrand Library

Answers @ Bertrand Library will lead you to how-to's, tutorials, walk-throughs, and FAQs for a variety of research-related questions. Answers @ Bertrand Library should not be used to search for journal articles, books, and other materials. Please consult subject-specific databases for these searches or ask a librarian. Below you will find answers to some frequently asked questions. Access the full Answers @ Bucknell knowledgebase.

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