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Research Process: A Step-By-Step Guide: Get Started

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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