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The Research Process: Getting Started

Class activity for freshman/sophomore college students @ ECSU

The Research Process

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The Research Process Overview

  1. Develop A Topic
    • Selecting a Topic
    • Identifying Keywords
    • Finding Background Information
  2. Locate Information
    • Types of Resources
    • Search Strategies
  3. Evaluate Resources
    • Primary vs. Secondary Resources
    • Types of Periodicals
  4. Produce your Product
  5. Cite 
  6. Using the Library

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