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*Research Basics*

Easy to follow guide on how to do research step by step, from start to finish. Choosing and researching a topic, using library materials, finding books and articles, search strategies, evaluating information and more!


This guide is designed to assist you through the basics of the research process To get started, choose one of the topics below. You can also use the left navigation to go directly to a particular page.

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For additional in-depth tips, also refer to the "Research & Writing" guide.

Why should you use this guide?

  • Get it right the first time! Learn the research process; it will save you time and reduce your stress level!
  • Answer the question "where do I begin?"
  • Use this guide again to tackle any writing assignment on any topic.
  • Continue to develop skills needed to research and write at the college level and make your life easier!
  • Know that you're not in this alone. Help is available, find out where!

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