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Research steps

Identify your question

Choose a topic

Broaden or narrow your topic

Identify keywords

Explore background information

Encyclopedias and other sources

Find your sources

Prepare a search strategy

Searching a database

Searching by citations

Evaluate what you find

Evaluate the relevance of your sources

Evaluate the quality and credibility of your sources

Determine the types of sources

Evaluate content from the web

Use and cite your sources


Avoid plagiarism



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