How to conduct a document search

Here are some resources to help you with your document searches.

Steps to conduct a document search:

  1. Specify the search topic
  2. Select relevant sources of information and proper search tools
  3. Perform the search
  4. Access documents or locate them in the library
  5. Evaluate the information
  6. Cite references

Search tutorials and help guides

  • Unlocking Research is a guide to help navigate through the research process.
  • Diapason is a learning resource database on how to retrieve information (French).
  • Info Research 101 is an interactive tutorial to provide the basics of finding and using information.
  • The ProfilTIC section of Profweb is a learning resource database on how to conduct a search, process information, and present it.