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- Start with general topics that are of interest to you and that you'd like to explore and learn more about
- Do some preliminary research about your general topic(s) - searching for reference sources, books and articles that are relevant to your topic(s) and see what have already been done. What questions occurred to you after digesting what you found
- Refine keywords
- Consider your audience
- Start asking questions and use what you have read to help you narrow down your focus on the topic - start with open-ended "how" and "why" about your topic
- Evaluate your questions to determine whether they would be effective research questions (talk with your professor or a librarian for additional feedback)
- Begin your research
- Use RefWorks to keep track of citations as you conduct research
- Evaluating resources (scholarly vs. non-scholarly, what is peer-reviewed, a 5-minute video)
- Understand "the anatomy of a scholarly article" check out this short video
- Annotated bibliography
- Citing resources
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