Systematic information searching is an integral part of the research process. Planning your information searching in advance saves time because well-planned searches eliminate irrelevant results. These are the stages of the information searching process:
More information on the stages of the information searching process is available in the LibGuide Information searching. See also the Subject Guide of your field.
Contact the library’s information services (Ask the library / Book a tutorial). Bachelor’s and Master’s thesis writers are welcome to join the weekly drop-in thesis workshop organized by the library.
Any information you find must be evaluated by using source criticism. Evaluating information is also an essential part of the information searching process. With the questions listed below, you can assess the reliability and usability of the source.
The peer review or referee process is a way to assure scientific quality. Experts within the field evaluate the quality of submitted articles before they are published in a scientific journal.