VCU Libraries

Research Guides

Start My Research

Steps to the Research Process

Use this guide to help you walk through the research process.  Even if you have already started your research project, you can use this guide to help you get through various steps.

 

1.  Define Research Needs

2.  Find Background Information and Context

3.  Develop a Search Strategy

4.  Find Information for your Research Project

5.  Evaluate Your Sources

6.  Cite Your Sources

More Research Help