“Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose.”
—Zora Neal Hurstson
Mr. Mahollitz, Mrs. Zibro and Mr. Russo—your librarians at the John Gray Park '28 Library—are available to help with research projects and other assignments requiring research. Stop by the front desk or email us to set up a time to meet.
The ARC is open at two different times during the academic day. From 8am-4pm, academic coaches are available to work with students in one-on-one meetings. During study hall from 8-10pm, an English teacher is available for writing conferences.
We are located in the Schoolhouse building on the second floor of the John Gray Park '28 Library.
This guide includes content adapted with permission from the University Library System librarians at the University of Pittsburgh.
As you begin your studies and research papers, note that research is a process. Your experience with the steps outlined below may differ in order and might even repeat as you complete research, papers, and projects.
You will likely use library resources such as Koha, our library catalog, and library databases to conduct background research, refine your topic, and search for sources. If you have any questions, please be sure to ask any librarian!
This infographic provides a visual overview of the research process. Keep in mind that it is messy, convoluted, non-linear, and requires persistence.
The Research Paper Process