This guide is meant to help those in the Chemistry classes. In light of this, remember that the sciences change rapidly so pay attention to publication dates when one is looking for information. Use this handy picture below as a guide.
These two books will be able to help you learn how to do scientific research and planning and writing lab reports.
This book series in OhioLINK has plenty of books available for general research. The link provided is for the index to the e-books available.