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Basic Research Process

Gathering Information

After selecting a topic, reviewing background information, and focusing your topic to develop a research question, you will gather more specific information. You must find material which supports the answer you think is best for your research question or decide another answer is best.

First prepare for your research. 

  • Give forethought and prepare to research
  • Locate Information sources
  • Use effective search strings to efficiently find information
  • Review this search example