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Distance Education: Research Basics

Library resources for distance education students.

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"Google" is not a synonym for "research"

infoLAB Research Tutorial

View this interactive tutorial to gain a better understanding of the research process.

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The Research Process

Research is a process. Be sure to start early and have a clear understanding of your assignment.

The research process includes the following: 

  • identify your topic

 

  • assess the type of information needed

 

  • find the information

 

  • evaluate to insure the information is useful and trustworthy

 

  • document your sources and avoid plagiarism

This Researh paper timeline will help you stay on track.

What is Research?

The Research Process