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FYS 1142 Basics of a Visual Language (Whitworth): Research Process
Research Process in a Nutshell
If you would like help with any stage in the research process, please do not hesiate to ask one of the helpful librarians!
1. DEFINE YOUR TOPIC
What are you looking for? State your topic as a question.
2. CHOOSE A SEARCH TOOL
Where should you look? Article databases, online catalog, google scholar, google, etc.
3. FORMULATE A SEARCH
How do you construct an effective search? Keywords, AND, OR, etc.
4. EVALUATE YOUR RESULTS
Which results are most appropriate for your topic? Scholarly, relevent, etc.