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Research Methods: Home

Basic Approach to a Research Project


This research guide will help to meet the following objectives:

  • Learn how to construct an effective search for information.
  • Learn which library databases contain information on specific subjects.
  • Learn how to search for credible sources.
  • Learn how to search for peer-reviewed sources.
  • Learn how to evaluate sources. Learn how to cite sources.

For assistance in writing up the results of your research, refer to the guide, How to Write a Research Paper.

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