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EDUC: Education

This guide will help you find and evaluate information on early childhood through secondary education.

GET HELP from a LIBRARIAN when you're working ONLINE

Hello, Online Students!

Need help with finding sources, searching databases, formatting citations, or just deciding on a paper topic? The NCC Librarians are ready to help. Even though we're all working from home just like you, we can chat online during the following hours:

  • Monday through Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday: 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

For more ways to reach us, and a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), click here. You can also send an e-mail question to, or set up a private online appointment with a librarian by using the "Book A Librarian" request form.

We look forward to hearing from you!

The Research Process

Research is a process involving the following stages:

  • Identifying your topic and developing your research question
  • Finding background information about your topic
  • Locating and collecting a variety of sources 
  • Reading and evaluating what you have found
  • Writing your research paper or preparing your presentation
  • Citing the sources you used

Researchers may find themselves revisiting some or all of these stages throughout their work. Don't be frustrated if the process isn't straightforward - discovery and exploration are a part of research too.


About the Education Program