Helpful Hints


  • Begin with the end in mind
  • Develop proposals with a Logic Model
  • Identify key words or elements from your plan to search with
  • Draw on local resources
  • Contact the funding source and discuss goals
  • Pay attention to best practices and trends
  • Be aware of new funding initiatives after national elections
  • Follow internet/electronic-based journals


  • Investigate local resources (Faculty Resources @ Brookens)
  • Use research guides to determine the best databases to search
  • Borrow from another Illinois library using I-Share
  • Request an Interlibrary Loan
  • Submit publications to IDEALS
  • Learn about copyright and scholarly communication

Helpful Tips Sticky Note