1a. Select a Topic1b. Develop Research Questions1c. Identify Keywords1d. Find Background Information1e. Refine a Topic
2a. Books & E-Books2b. Videos & Images2c. Articles2d. Websites2e. Grey LiteratureSearch Strategies
3a. Evaluate Sources3b. Primary vs. Secondary3c. Types of Periodicals
4a. Take Notes4b. Outline the Paper4c. Incorporate Source Material
5a. Avoid Plagiarism5b. MLA Formatting5c. MLA Citation Examples5d. APA Formatting5e. APA Citation Examples5f. Annotated Bibliographies
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Research Process Overview

Step 1. Develop a topic
Select a Topic | Develop Research Questions | Identify Keywords | Find Background Information | Refine a Topic

Step 2. Locate information
Books & E-Books | Videos & Images | Articles | Websites | Grey Literature | Search Strategies

Step 3. Evaluate and analyze information
Evaluate Sources | Primary vs Secondary | Types of Periodicals

Step 4. Write, organize, and communicate information
Take Notes | Outline the Paper | Incorporate Source Material

Step 5. Cite sources
Avoid Plagiarism | MLA Formatting | MLA Citation Examples | APA Formatting | APA Citation Examples | Annotated Bibliographies

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