Remember that the research process is NOT always a straight line from choosing your topic, to finding sources, to writing then revising. As you explore background information or even start to search for articles, you might discover that there are no scholarly articles (if you need scholarly articles) on your topic, or you may discover a different aspect that you'd like to research further. This is all part of the process. This is all research.
Choose a topic
Broaden or narrow your topic
Prepare a search strategy
Searching a database
Searching by citations
Evaluate the relevance of your sources
Evaluate the quality and credibility of your sources
Determine the types of sources
Evaluate content from the web
Check out this great video from NC State Libraries about the research process.
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