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This is a general topical guide on some basics about research and its importance.

Meaning of Research

research [ ri-surch, ree-surch ]    from DICTIONARY.COM 


  • diligent and systematic inquiry or investigation into a subject in order to discover or revise facts, theories, applications, etc.: recent research in medicine.
  • a particular instance or piece of research.

verb (used without object)

  • to make researches; investigate carefully.

verb (used with object)

  • to make an extensive investigation into: to research a matter thoroughly.

Featured Site: National Center for Education Statistics

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the U.S. and other nations.

The Condition of Education is an annual report to Congress summarizing important developments and trends in the U.S. education system. The report presents 50 indicators on topics ranging from prekindergarten through postsecondary education, as well as labor force outcomes and international comparisons.

Women in Research

Article-Research at Liberal Arts Universities

Hosted on the organizational site for the American Association of Colleges and Universities, in their publication peerReview, author Greg Weight discusses the importance of student research.

The Integrity and Integrality of Student Research at a Liberal Arts College 

Featured Journal: peerReview


Published by the Association of American Colleges & Universities, this Winter/Spring2019, Vol.21, No.1/2 focuses on HBCUs and STEM reform.