Research Glossary
1a. Choose a Topic1b. Get an Overview1c. Focus your Topic1d. Develop Research Questions1e. Write a Thesis
2a. Develop a Search Strategy2b. Find Books2c. Find Primary Sources2d. Find Articles2e. Find Videos2f. Find Images
3a. Take Notes3b. Paraphrase Properly3c. Avoid Plagiarism3d. Cite your Sources
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Research can be fun if you follow these simple steps.
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Good General Guides

The Web abounds with online guides to research and writing.  Some of our favorites are:

Basic Steps in the Research Process  Cambridge Rindge and Latin School

OWL: Online Writing Lab  Purdue University

QuickStudy: Library Research Guide  University of Minnesota Libraries

Research Process Guide   Beloit College

Seven steps of the Research Process  Cornell University Library

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