Books are also useful in the research process, and due to their length, can go deeper and farther into topics. Or maybe it's just a lot of overviews collected together -- it depends on the book!
This Scholarly Article tutorial will guide you through reading a scholarly article, part by part, to help you quickly assess the usefulness of these types of articles.
While conducting research you will need to capture the articles and associated citations. Your process will be very individual, but be consistent and choose a tool to help organize your research. Some suggested tools below:
Evernote - The Basic version is free. Works across all mobile devices. Create notebooks for each course or writing assignment. Be sure to download the Web Clipper as well.
Zotero - Zotero is a free, open access extension that runs in the Firefox and Chrome browsers that's designed to gather, download, and tag your research. Helpful tutorials.
OneDrive - Cloud storage from Microsoft Office 365. 1 TB free for Lone Star College students. You will find this tool in your myLoneStar account or at https://www.office.com