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Research Help: Home

This guide will help aid you through the research process.

Figuring It All Out


Research is an intimidating process for many people, especially if you've never really learned how to do it properly.  

There are some simple steps that can help anyone and everyone to complete excellent research.  

This guide will walk you through some basic steps and simple tips that will help you make the most of the research process.

What Kind of Source Should You Use?


Do you need…

Try this…

Background information, an overview, or established facts?

Reference books:  ex. encyclopedias, dictionaries, authoritative websites

Comprehensive information on a topic?

General books

Current, in depth information?

Scholarly journal articles (use a database!)

Current, general information?

Popular magazines, newspapers, news websites

The Information Cycle

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