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How To: Academic Research

Use the tabs below to explore the different aspects of conducting academic research.

Welcome to the Academic Research How To Guide

Doing academic research is one of the skills necessary to be successful at college courses. It can be overwhelming to try to narrow down your search results or find the specific type of information that you are looking for. The librarians at WNC have created this guide to give you helpful tips and tricks for getting started with your research.

Using the left-hand tabs, you will find information and resources about:

For more in-depth information, these guides are also available:

  • How To: Find Sources
    These guides provide information about how to find the various types of information that you may need including books, articles, news sources, biographical sources, and more.
  • Student Success
    This guide contains helpful information designed to help you to improve your skills in communication, research, writing, and more.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact us at and the library staff will be happy to help.