Watch this space on the Rhetoric Subject Guide for tips about how to get yourself into a research mindset. Searching skills can only take you so far when gathering information. You also need to stop and think about your frame of mind and your attitude as you do research. Start thinking about how you are thinking until it becomes second nature.
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One of the best things you can do for yourself is to recognize when you may need help. Then, seek out that help! No need to be embarrassed! Everyone needs help from time to time, and if you start asking questions now, imagine how much easier life is going to be by the time you are getting ready to graduate! You have resources all around you, and that includes the human resources in the Libraries. Beyond this guide, you have many ways to get help from the University of Iowa Libraries. Don't hesitate to get in touch!
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