This is a practical guide to college-level research for freshman, to prepare them for research projects in all disciplines. Topics include an introduction to copyright, publishing formats, note-taking styles, reading tips for advanced information, citation styles and source evaluation. The text leads students through the research process, from selecting a topic, locating and evaluating sources for credibility, developing a citation for each source and guidance about compiling the material using APA (7th ed.) and MLA (8th ed.) standards.