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SIS 2038: Monsters Medieval Style: Research Process

Research Process in a Nutshell

1. DEFINE YOUR TOPIC

  • What are you looking for?  State your topic as a question.

2. DETERMINE TYPES OF INFORMATION NEEDED 

  • What types of sources will provide the information you need to answer your topic question? Books, articles, etc.

3. CHOOSE A SEARCH TOOL

  • Where is the best place to look for the types of information you need?  Article databases, online catalog, google scholar, etc. (see below for options)

4. FORMULATE A SEARCH

  • Which key words from your topic question would make good words to search? Do a search and see what words experts are using on the same topic and try different words to get different results.

5. EVALUATE YOUR RESULTS

  • Which results are most appropriate for your topic?  Scholarly, relevant, etc.

The Basic Research Process (Brigham Young University)

Research Starter

Research Starter

   

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