What is bibliographic research?

You might wonder: What is Bibliographic Research?

The answer is: bibliographic research is a specific form of research. In this form of research, information is gathered from published materials. This includes books, magazines, journals, newspapers and various specialized documents. Nowadays bibliographic research also includes audio and video recordings, photographs, films, and, more recently, computer-based programs and online information.

With bibliographic research, students learn to:

  • search for and select relevant sources effectively;
  • how to use major databases and other bibliographic resources;
  • how to conduct a comprehensive search for knowledge;
  • how to draft and revise an annotated bibliography and a review of literature.

The end goal is to become an active and independent learner, as well as original contributor to your field of studies.