Scholarly Inquiry

Engaging in scholarly inquiry involves a wide variety of tasks, including identifying a topic, finding scholarly sources, posing and revising a research question, analyzing the evidence and participating in a scholarly conversation. However, the research process is not a straight path from start to finish; rather, it is an iterative process that demands constant revision. On this website, you will find videos, pamphlets, step-by-step guides, and interactive tools designed to help you with the tasks associated with conducting research. These tools are organized by the stages in the research process listed in the navigation menu: Understanding the Process, Exploring Topics, Identifying Sources, Posing Questions and Engaging Sources.