The research process typically includes five broad steps. Most often you 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. Develop a topicSelecting a Topic | Develop Research Questions | Identify Keywords | Find Background Information | Refine a Topic
Step 2. Locate informationFind Books | Find Videos | Find Articles | Find Websites | Search Strategies
Step 3. Evaluate and analyze information and sources Evaluate Sources | Primary v Secondary Sources | Types of Periodicals
Step 4. Use, organize, and communicate information Notetaking | Paraphrasing
Step 5. Complies with legal, ethical and moral standards Plagiarism | MLA Citation Style | Works Cited Examples | Copyright
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