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*Get Started with Research*

Easy to follow guide on essential steps of the research process: Choosing and refining a topic, creating effective search strategies, finding books and articles, evaluating information and more!




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This guide is designed to assist you through the basics of the research process. If you can't find what you are looking for, please make an appointment with a librarian to help you get started. 

The Research Process



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