Intro to Library Research Worksheet - PUBLIC
You will be using this worksheet to apply what you have learned in Intro to Library Research (  Keep this worksheet open as you go through the tutorial. By the end, you will have three sources you can use for your research paper.  
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1. Your Topic
What is your topic or research question?
Tell us about your topic. Think about why it is important.
2. Search Strategy
What are some of the most meaningful keywords?
Write down at least 5 or more keywords.
3. Find Sources
Do some searching in the UMN Libraries ( on your topic in Libraries Search (the search box on the homepage) or in another article database (e.g. Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier).  Is there a source which looks useful for your topic? Add it below.

Write down 3 possible sources and add the information below.
Source 1
Source 1 -- Title
Source 1 -- Author(s)
Source 1 -- Available Online?
Clear selection
Source 2
Source 2 -- Title:
Source 2 -- Author(s)
Source 2 -- Available Online?
Clear selection
Source 3
Source 3 -- Title:
Source 3 -- Author(s)
Source 3 -- Available Online?
Clear selection
4. Evaluating and Reflecting on the Search Process
Remember research skills build over time.  Take a moment to consider what went well with your research and what you might want to improve upon in the future.
Are you pleased with your sources? With your searching?
Are the sources you found useful for your topic? Will you use them in your assignment or paper? Why or why not?
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