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LIBR 399 - Planning Research Projects: Getting Started

A guide to research projects for LIT students.


This guide has been developed for Library Information Technology (LIT) students pursuing an independent study project for LIBR 399. Students can use this guide to help them:

  • Develop a project plan
  • Define a focused research topic
  • Identify potential sources of information
  • Deliver a well-developed final product

Though written primarily for students in LIBR 399, aspects of this guide may also be useful to students engaged in large projects for other LIT classes.

Information Sources

These resources are good starting places for many library and information technology topics. A SAIT ID# and Library PIN may be required for access.

Of course, there is a lot more information to be found on our e-resources page or through Library Search.

Helpful Guides

Depending on the scope of your research and the nature of your end product, the following guides may also be useful to you.

Find More Sources of Information

Library Search lets you find print and electronic resources from across the Library's many collections.

Just enter a few keywords related to your topic. Then, on the search results page, use the tools in the left column to narrow your results by date, format, and subject. 

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