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Research Guide: Research Basics

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"Google" is not a synonym for "research"

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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.

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