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Beginning Your Research

Beginning your research

A successful assignment or research paper begins with good planning. This guide describes the steps of the research process and provides you with tips and techniques to make your research more productive.

(1) Select your research topic: Choose a topic, read your assignment instructions, and identify the main concept of your topic to get started.

(2) Find background information to enhance your understanding of your research topic.

(3) Find sources effectively:

(4) Read critically and evaluate your sources to pick the best for your research!

(5) Write your paper to document your research.

(6) Cite your sources to provide proper reference to each source that you have used.