Research in the information sciences often follows social science methodology. However, many types of research methods are appropriate and the best one should be decided upon based on the question or problem to be solved.
A bibliography of research methods texts. (2006) ACRL Instruction Section Research and Scholarship Committee. This is an annotated bibliography of research methods texts. (The library owns many of these and will be acquiring others.)
Engage in Research (http://www.engageinresearch.ac.uk) is a new, interactive website for biosciences undergraduates. It covers the basic areas of research, including how and where to search for scientific papers, how to structure a literature review, basic statistics and more.