This guide is a helpful first step in developing a research strategy for your paper, or a quick refresher for using the library's resources. Use the tabs above to navigate to the different steps. Please contact us if you would like more guidance in the research process.
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Choose a Topic
Search in a database
Consult your professor or librarian
Break your topic into concepts
Find synonyms and keywords
Create a mindmap
Use Ulrichs Periodical Directory
Is the source scholarly?
Read with a purpose
How to read a scholarly article
Create/revise a thesis statement
Fill in the Gaps
Synthesis the information
Do more research