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General Research Guide  

This guide is designed to provide assistance in researching general multidisciplinary topics.
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This guide is designed to assist you with general research and has a multidisciplinary focus.


The Research Process

The research process typically includes five broad steps. Most often you complete one step before moving onto the next. However, there may be times when you will need to return to a previous step or complete multiple steps simultaneously.

Step 1. Develop a topic  Select, a topic, find background information, develop research questions, identify keywords, refine your topic.

Step 2. Locate information: Find Books, Find Articles, Find Websites 

 Step 3. Evaluate and analyze information and sources (evaluate and distinguish types of periodicals)

Step 4. Use, organize and communicate information (take proper notes by correctly summarizing, paraphrasing, or quoting, and put it all together)

Step 5. Complies with legal, ethical and moral standards (cite sources following rules of proper citation in order to avoid plagiarism and follow procedures for Academic Honesty)

 Thanks to Johnson & Wales University --Denver Campus Library for providing this information.


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