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SI 623: Research Methods for Information Professionals

Suggested resources and tools related to research methods in library, archival and information science. These will help you with the literature review component of your final research proposal assignment.

Professional Publications

Professional, trade, and non-profit organizations often publish reports, statistics and white papers on topics in their field. This "grey literature" is a good source of background or overview information, as well as professional standards. Browsing through recent publications may also give you ideas about current topics or trends in the field, helping generate potential research questions.The list below is a small selection of organizations that are relevant to the broad field of libraries, archives, and information science.

Professional organizations