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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.  Our "Planning Assignments" tool will help you stay on track to get your research done on time. Click on Planning Assignments, below, to use the tool.

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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

Intro to Library Research  University of Minnesota Libraries

Research Process Guide   Beloit College

Seven Steps of the Research Process  Cornell University Library


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