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 can help you do your research more effectively. Ask at the Desk, through Ask-a-librarian, by phone 575-6645, text to 479-385-0803 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
You can use the Research Paper Wizard (also called Hogworthy) to help plan the sequence and find sources.
*This is the published material about the topic. It is not "literature" as in fiction or drama, although there is literature about the field of literature, too.
Most people who are considered authorities: