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Research Without Pain: Introduction

Research can be fun if you follow these simple steps.

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You can't do your best if you don't plan ahead!

Research is a process with a lot of steps.  There are no shortcuts if you want to do your best work.  To be successfull in the research process, get organized, gather information, use information, and reflect on your final product. 

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Good General Guides

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

Research Process Guide   Beloit College

Basic Steps in the Research Process  Cambridge Rindge and Latin School

Excelsior Online Writing Lab Excelsior University

OWL: Online Writing Lab  Purdue University

Intro to Library Research  University of Minnesota Libraries