Researching for an essay or paper can be a painstaking and tedious process. It can also be very rewarding if you think of yourself as an investigator trying to find clues to help sort out your assignment. Being a researcher means you seek ideas of others to confirm or deny your thesis statement or assigned topic. You become part of a much bigger world of academia once you research a project or paper. The strategies presented in this chapter provide you with the tools you need to be successful in your quest.