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Library Research for the Undergraduate Researcher

Resources to accompany a Walker Library Workshop, October 2020


This guide accompanies the two-part workshop, Library Research for the Undergraduate Researcher, held October 13 and 15, 2020. 

Workshop Description: In this two-part workshop series, MTSU librarians will share a template for an undergraduate research proposal, with particular focus on how to conduct the library research necessary to complete the literature review portion of the proposal. These workshops are ideal for students who are contemplating applying for a URECA grant or who want to know more about how to conduct the library research that is part of any research proposal and research project. The workshop is co-sponsored by MTSU Walker Library and the MTSU Undergraduate Research Center.

Part 1: Librarians will introduce a research proposal template, demonstrate how to conduct library research about your area of interest, and discuss how to complete a literature review.

Part 2: Librarians will expand on the components of the research proposal template and discuss steps for completing the proposal, including the introduction, methodology, research design, and ethical considerations.

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Dr. Reed's research proposal template, and much of the information presented in this workshop, is based on the following book.

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