What kind of information do I need, how much, and in what format?
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Many of our databases allow you to limit your search to citations that have the full text of the article attached.
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How long the research process takes varies by:
Things to keep in mind:
Frustration and backtracking are a normal part of the process. However, reference librarians can show you strategies that can save you time and help you do your research more effectively. Ask at the Desk, through Ask-a-librarian, by phone 575-6645, text to 479-385-0803479-385-0803 or email email@example.com for assistance.
You can use the Research Paper Wizard (also called Hogworthy) to help plan the sequence and find sources.