So you need more than a quick web search for your research assignment. You need to use the library. Maybe you see yourself about to jump into a chaotic jumble--something like this:
But this apparent wilderness can be entered and explored. Notice the people that inhabit this space: Students, Faculty, Librarians. And sources become a part of this system because people authored and produced them: Books, Articles, and other Materials in the Library Collections. Research can be a systematic conversation among scholars, including you, in pursuit of learning and new knowledge. Librarians organize and host many of these conversations in order to welcome you to these conversations and communities.