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The Research Process

(A cyclical process)

  1. Your Question (your information need, aka thesis or topic)
  2. Find Background Info (Wikipedia, Textbooks, Books, Newspapers, Google)
  3. Find Materials (IUCAT, Library Databases, Bibliographies, Footnotes) (CHECK: Are you finding enough sources? If not, you may need to return to #1 and refine your topic.)
  4. Read & Evaluate (Ask the 6 question words - who, what, where, when, why, how - to determine if the source is good) (CHECK: Think! Are your sources the best evidence to support your argument? If not, return to #3.)
  5. Organize, Write, & Cite (Citation software can help: Endnote, Mendeley, Zotero) (CHECK: Synthesize and take good notes! Don't fall victim to plagiarism when you write.)