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Introduction to Research

Use the tabs at the top to find resources to help you perform research.

For research assistance, visit us at the Library Information Desk, call us at 203-932-7189, or e-mail us.

Use the Databases tab to find information information about the library's databases, and access those resources.

  • Useful if you need to find information and/or articles on a topic. 

The Locating & Evaluating Journal Articles tab is used to find information about the journals available in our collection, both physically in the library and available through a database.

  • Useful if you are tracking down an article if you have a citation, or if you want to browse a specfific journal.  

For Assistance with writing your research paper, visit the Center for Learning Resources.

This guide takes you through the research process as it acquaints you with the various types of library materials. Use this guide as a tool for selecting a topic for an actual assignment, or just follow along as it pursues a sample research project using the following strategy:

  • Choose a subject area and a topic
  • Narrow the focus to a particular issue and formulate a topic question regarding the issue
  • Find materials which discuss the pros and cons of the question
  • Come to a conclusion based on an evaluation of the evidence
  • Write a paper that describes the research and justifies the conclusion
  • Properly cite the materials used

If you are not familiar with the library's resources, visit our LibGuide titled Starting Points.  Inside, there is more detailed information on how to use advanced searching features for library databases, search for books, locate government publications, and how and when to cite. 


Research Help

Librarians are available to help you find the information that you need. 

  • Visit us at the Information Desk any time that we're open, or
  • Call 203-932-7189 for help or to set up an appointment with a librarian for one-on-one research assistance.
  • Email

We'll help you learn how to use the catalog to find books and use our databases to find articles, e-books and more.

Diane Spinato

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