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The Research Process

A basic research guide for students to use who are not in English 201A but still need to research for their class

Module 1 - Introduction

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The first step in a research project is to look for sources to use in your writing. In Module 1, you'll learn techniques for successful Thesis or topic choice and defining your Information need.

First, you'll discover how to navigate and select from the resources available on your library's website. Next, you’ll be introduced to search strategies that return the most useful results.  These tools will help you find the sources you need for any given assignment.