Research is searching carefully, with a method, so that you can answer a question. It is wider than finding out a fact and more focused than reading widely around a subject.
You may find these tips useful if you are new to research, or are introducing sustained research tasks for the first time. For secondary school groups, find out more about our Research Matters and Digital Pathways workshops.
Ideal for a first visit, this cross-curricular, creative workshop introduces students to the concept of research.
Digital Pathways develops digital research skills through an enquiry-led session.
Some inspiring ideas to make your research process more interesting.
Useful tips for teachers introducing research tasks for the first time.
Effective activities for teaching thinking and research skills.
How the British Library works and how to make the best use of it.
Websites about thinking skills, research ideas and young researchers