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Research Process: Welcome!

How to write a paper at the Davis Library and University of Rio Grande & Rio Grande Community College

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OhioLINK Homepage

A consortium of Ohio college libraries that provides tools for teaching and research.

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OhioLINK Off Campus Access

Off Campus Access:

1.  Choose the "Off Campus" Link.

2. Select Institution: University of Rio Grande & Rio Grande Community College.

3. Your Barcode or Username is simply an “S” followed by your Student ID Number (Example: S300123456).

4. Your PIN is the last four digits of your Social Security Number (Example: 1234).

5. Under "Search Options": Select "Full Text" and/or "Scholarly" or "Peer Reviewed" if applicable.

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Welcome to the Research Process LibGuide!

Aristotle as portrayed in the 1493 Nuremberg Chronicle


Maybe you've never written a research paper. Maybe you didn't know what you were doing last time you wrote one. Maybe it's been a while and you've forgotten. No matter what the scenario is, we can help at every step of the way. 

This guide will help you through the process of research, including picking a topic, focusing you topic, finding keywords, searching library resources, evaluating sources, and citing sources.

If you are having trouble at any point during the research process, please contact a librarian and we can help you.

Need Help or Need More?: Ask Us!

Jenkins Center for Student Success

Another good campus resource is the Jenkins Center for Student Success.  Located on the ground floor of Davis Library, they help students during any stage of the writing process, including selecting a topic, developing ideas, revising and editing papers, formatting papers correctly, and citations.



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