Why do they call it “research” and not just “search” or “looking something up?”
That’s because the research process is just that–a process–not something that can be accomplished in one sitting, or at the last minute.
Research means that you have to try diverse types of sources, such as journals, magazines, photographs, websites, databases, newspapers, and books. You also have to approach a topic from many angles, trying to get all sides of the story. Research implies that you have to dig deeper than just the surface level of information. You have to take more than one look!