Research Guide

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This is a great time to figure out if there's enough out there about your topic to support an entire research project.  Why make things harder on yourself by picking a topic with not enough information?  Conduct a general search online using websites and databases, and also search the library for print materials on your topic.  You should be able to find lots of quality resources on your topic.  If you can't, consider picking a new topic.
TIP: If you're already starting to get bored, abandon this topic and pick another!

Want a step-by-step plan to follow?  Need help getting organized?  Confused about the research steps?  Print off your own copy of the Research Process Workbook and keep it with you throughout your research project!

Research steps developed from the Pitts/Stripling Research Model & Christopher Lehman's Energize Research Reading & Writing