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Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education (ACRL)

Adapted from Bucknell University Library. Created by Nancy Frazier, Instructional Services Librarian, Jill Hallam-Miller, Blended Learning Librarian. (Permission granted: 9/20/2015).

Research As Inquiry

Research As Inquiry

Research as Process

Research is a process that is iterative and depends upon asking increasingly complex questions.

  • Understand that a new researcher must develop a foundational knowledge base
  • Understand that research questions are formed where there are gaps in the current information or research topics are often based on societal, personal, and professional needs.
  • Develop a basic, researchable, question.

Research: A Process of Inquiry and Strategic Exploration

View this document which illustrates the cyclical nature of research and contains links to a variety of STLCC Libraries tools and resources.

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