Thank you to librarian Wade M. Bishop of the Univ. of Toledo for permission to adapt his original guide.
Research as a Conversation
Starting research can be like joining in a conversation with others interested in the same issue. This guide will help you understand the current 'conversation' in your research area. Where is it happening, what's being said (or not said), and who's involved? With this understanding you can better determine how and where you want to be part of the discussion.