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Research and Writing (RaW): The RaW Process

Guiding you through the process of finding information - from knowing that you need certain locating, evaluating, and effectively using said information.

Some Tips...

Please note that the information found throughout this guide is intended to be a suggestion and does not supersede any directives or requirements enacted by your instructor. Always read your assignment instructions carefully and ask your instructor if you have any questions about what you need to do.


  1. Keep track of all resources you find and/or use. Record a copy of each citation and where you found it so that you can access it again down the line. Downloading pdf copies of articles is always smart!
  2. When you find useful resources, check the Subject Headings, which are specific to each database. Knowing how the database organizes it may help you find other pertinent resources.
  3. Ask for help if you need it! You can contact a Librarian in-person at the Reference Desk, by calling (808)689-2710, emailing, or by clicking on the red "Chat with a Librarian" tab to the right of this page.