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Research as Inquiry

"Research is iterative and depends upon asking increasingly complex or new questions whose answers in turn develop additional questions or lines of inquiry in any field."

--Association for College and Research Libraries. Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.

Inquiry is a process of asking questions with increasing complexity as you find answers within and without the community of focus.

Research tools are designed to make the process of inquiry and data collation neater and more organized, not necessarily easier. When used properly, research tools allow you, as the researcher, to follow your line of inquiry wherever it leads, knowing that you are taking good care of your body of research, no matter the circumstance or requirement. 

 Read the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education from ACRL.

Welcome to your Research Tools Guide!

Hello and welcome to your online Research Tools Guide at Central Baptist College Library.  We have created this guide for you to use as you research and write your assigned papers, i.e. book and literature reviews, research papers, etc. 

Each tab covers a different tool in the Research toolbelt, to provide you with multiple options for gathering and processing your research data.   

If you have questions, you can email, call, or text your librarians.  We are here to assist you!