1a. Develop Research Questions1b. Identify Keywords1c. Find Background Information1d. Refine a Topic
2a. Find Books2b. Find Videos2c. Find Articles2d. Find Websites2e. Search Strategies
3a. Primary vs. Secondary3b. Databases vs. Internet3c. Types of Periodicals
4a. Paraphrasing4b. Notetaking
5a. Plagiarism5b. Citation Styles5c. Copyright
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A getting started and step-by-step guide to the research process.
Last Updated: Jul 24, 2014 URL: http://library.cscc.edu/research-process Print Guide RSS Updates

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This guide will lead you through the general research process. Most often you will complete one step before moving onto the next. However, there may be times when you will need to return to a previous step or complete multiple steps simultaneously.


Step 1.  Choose a Topic
Develop Research Questions | Identify Keywords | Find Background Info | Refine a Topic

Step 2.  Locate Information
Find Books | Find Videos | Find Articles | Find Websites | Search Strategies

Step 3.  Evaluate & Analyze
Primary vs. Secondary Sources | Databases vs. InternetTypes of Periodicals

Step 4.  Use & Organize Information
ParaphrasingNotetaking

Step 5.  Follow Legal, Ethical & Moral Standards
Plagiarism | Citation Styles | Copyright

 

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The Elements of Library Research - Mary W. George
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